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Threat Journal

I’ve been following Threat Journal on their various outlets for a couple years now, and I’ve been pretty impressed with their coverage. If you’re not familiar with Threat Journal, it’s a newsletter, website and podcast that covers only “the bad stuff” – terrorism, nuclear disasters, war, etc, and should definitely be on your radar if you like to know what’s going on in the world around you.

Here’s what Threat Journal is all about in their own words:

Threat Journal is a newsletter, website and podcast focusing on serious threats to the security of the U. S. and it’s citizens and interests at home and abroad.

TJ covers a variety of issues including war, terrorism, nuclear emergencies, border security, growing tensions with Iran, China, Russia, significant public health dangers such as epidemics, pandemics and more.

We sift through the bunk and hype to bring you precise news and analysis in a quick-read, executive summary format, clearly spelling out the details, how it impacts you, and where possible, ideas and methods to mitigate the dangers. Consider TJ your own personal high level weekly security briefing.

We report as if lives depend on it.

There are a few ways to follow Threat Journal’s content. First, if you’re on social media, you can connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. Second, can follow their blog at, and subscribe to their free newsletter (look on the right hand side of the page). Third, you can subscribe to their text message service to be alerted via SMS immediately in the event of a major development or dangerous situation.

Additionally, for the past couple of weeks, Threat Journal has been doing situation update videos on their YouTube channel. They are (so far) audio only, but are definitely worth your time to listen to. Check out their last update below.

Weekly Situation Update – 15 March 2014

3 Responses to Threat Journal

  1. Mike March 17, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    Thanks for the tip!

  2. dgdimick March 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    I’ve been following them also. Even turned a few others on to it.

    I’ve found they are one of the few sites that will dig a bit beyond the “talking heads” and give me the background I want.

  3. Mitch L March 18, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    Is what I use. It is a Hungarian site that monitors emergency distress signaling. I work at a nuke plant and I always check it before I go in for a shift to make sure I’m not going into a soup sandwich.

    I will start following the threat journal, good stuff.