Bundy militia group seen as too extreme by other right-wing groups
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Bundy militia group seen as too extreme by other right-wing groups

The Oath Keepers, a right-wing patriot group has denounced the Bundy militia, known as Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, and opposed the occupation of the Malheur Refuge. This development shows that the so-called Sovereign Citizens movement is broad in scope, and that individual groups such as the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom and the Oath Keepers do not share the same level of extremism. Continue reading

CIB analyst recounts Iraq Embassy internship experience
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CIB analyst recounts Iraq Embassy internship experience

Recently, a CIB veteran had the opportunity to exhibit on a high level the abilities she gained through participation in the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief. Amanda Corona, a senior Intelligence and National Security Studies Major here at Coastal Carolina University, recently demonstrated her CIB skills during an internship at the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington DC. The duration of the internship was from May to August 2015. Continue reading

NSC invites CIB members to speak on internships
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NSC invites CIB members to speak on internships

On Wednesday, February 10, the National Security Club at Coastal Carolina University held a meeting focused on students in the Intelligence and National Security Studies (INSS) program who have recently completed internships. Internships are the new staple of the Intelligence program, offering an opportunity for INSS students to apply the knowledge acquired in the classroom, but also to establish important contacts outside of Coastal Carolina University. Three of the speakers at Wednesday’s forum, Samuel Gordon, Amanda Corona, and Diana Evans, are members of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief. Continue reading

NATO’s military build-up in Eastern Europe aimed at deterring Russia
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NATO’s military build-up in Eastern Europe aimed at deterring Russia

If passed by Congress, a potential increase in US military spending has the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) planning its biggest military build-up in Eastern Europe since the Cold War, aimed at deterring Russia. This has arisen with no offensive movement in the Baltic States from Moscow and may undermine the security and peace of the region if Moscow reacts to the build-up. Continue reading

CIB Analysis: Juicio de amparo will slow extradition of ‘El Chapo’ to US
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CIB Analysis: Juicio de amparo will slow extradition of ‘El Chapo’ to US

Mexico’s Attorney General Arely Gómez was recently reported stating that the extradition of Sinaloa leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán could take up to a year to materialize due to numerous injunctions made by Guzmán’s lawyers. This additional time could help the Sinaloa Cartel maintain their cartel alliances and reduce the decline in power from losing one of their leaders. Continue reading

CIB members have abstracts accepted at NCUR conference
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CIB members have abstracts accepted at NCUR conference

Three members of CIB are among four students from Coastal Carolina University’s Intelligence and National Security Studies program whose paper abstracts were accepted this week to the NCUR conference in Asheville, North Carolina. NCUR, which stands for National Conferences on Undergraduate Research, is a project of the Council on Undergraduate Research, an organization established in … Continue reading