Since the early 1990s, the United States government has been operating a program to forcibly seize suspected terrorists in foreign countries and transfer them to a 3rd state without the knowledge or consent of the host country. This practice is known as extraordinary rendition.
Russia has continued to aggressively reassert itself militarily. It has made its new approach clear by threatening to target US missile shield sites with nuclear weapons, testing a new intercontinental ballistic missile and providing nuclear fuel and promises of military assistance to Iran.
This Article provides a contemporary overview of the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the detainment camps it operates throughout the United States and its powers during a declared state of emergency. It is intended to provide context to the claims that there are plans to use the camps to unconstitutionally hold American citizens.
There has been much discussion of further North American integration under a ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership’ between Canada, The United States and Mexico. Business think tanks campaign for harmonized policies, citizens groups call for public consultation and warn of a secret agenda while politicians publicly seem to do little at all. This article is a primer on the issue of North American integration.