Proposed “entry-exit” systems seem simple but have succumbed to real-world complications.
Despite an administration change and major shifts in patterns of terrorism, the federal government is still taking a maximalist approach to homeland security.
The United States has faced threats before and after 9/11. Its test will be the choices it makes about constitutional rights and freedoms.
“We can’t eliminate all terrorists. But we can’t eliminate disease. We can’t stop hurricanes.”
The U.S. government has spent a lot of money on national security since 9/11. It could use those funds in better ways to improve and save lives.
Since 9/11, national-security officials have made policy on a myth of American invulnerability. They should have been preparing everyday citizens for the worst in order to make the country stronger.
It’s the terror threat no one is talking about.
Since 9/11, the United States has spent $1 trillion to defend against al-Qaeda and ISIL, dirty bombs and lone wolves, bioterror and cyberterror. Has it worked?
FirstNet was envisioned as a way for police and firefighters to communicate with one another in the wake of 9/11. But four years later, it’s still not up and running.
An interview with the president on the challenges of homeland security in the United States.