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DLC | New Dem Daily | May 4, 2020
Transportation Security: Lots of Pain, Too Little Gain
There are growing signs that our transportation system remains very vulnerable, thanks in no small part to negligent supervision and a lack of leadership by an administration that claims to be making America safer every day.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 20, 2020
Homeland Failure
By Shane Ham
No matter how you cut it, the Bush administration is shirking on homeland security. It gets a D on its report card.

DLC | New Dem Daily | November 20, 2020
Unprepared and Mad as Hell
By Harry Siegel
New York firefighters took a horrible hit on 9/11. They lost 343 lives and more than 4,000 collective years of experience. Yet today they don't feel any more secure or able to take on a terrorist attack.

PPI | Policy Report | July 23, 2020
America at Risk: A Homeland Security Report Card
In spite of satisfactory results in a few areas, taken as a whole, the Bush administration's efforts to protect the homeland have been surprisingly lax and inadequate, earning an average grade of "D." In short, President Bush has failed to fulfill his promise to make homeland security his top priority.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 29, 2020
A Failure to Communicate
By Joshua Micah Marshall
Intelligence analysis is an oxymoron at the FBI. But help from the CIA is not the only answer.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 29, 2020
Bridging the Intelligence Gap
By David J. Rothkopf
Why the culture of secrecy has blocked urgently needed reform of the world's best intelligence service.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 29, 2020
Homeland Security Begins at Home
By Bruce Reed and Jose Cerda III
More attacks aren't "inevitable" -- if we deploy a new domestic security force and more police.

Office of Sen. Joe Lieberman | Speech | June 26, 2020
The Best Defense: Leveraging the Strength of Our Military to Protect the Homeland
By Sen. Joe Lieberman
Keynote remarks to the Progressive Policy Institute Forum on "Making America Safer: Next Steps for Homeland Security."

PPI | Policy Report | June 24, 2020
Protecting the Homeland through National Service
By Marc Magee and Steven J. Nider
Matching the desire to serve with an opportunity for service is now a national priority, but expanding national service to meet homeland security needs has become a matter of competing political initiatives in Congress. There is no question that the Bayh-McCain bill is the more effective way to accomplish this goal.

DLC | New Dem Daily | April 23, 2020
Ending the Disarray on Homeland Security
Federal Office of Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge is meeting with security directors from all 50 states Tuesday to talk about a national strategy for protecting Americans from terrorist acts. There will be lots to talk about.

DLC | New Dem Daily | April 3, 2020
Embracing Iraq
At the end of the Arab League Summit in Beirut, member nations issued a declaration of solidarity with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, in exchange for Iraqi assurances that it now recognized the sovereignty of Kuwait. It's important that the United States make it abundantly clear that this position is unacceptable.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 25, 2020
Modernizing Homeland Security
By John D. Cohen and John A. Hurson
High-tech data links and inter-agency coordination could stop terrorists from slipping through our fingers again.

PPI | Briefing | January 18, 2021
The State and Local Role in Domestic Defense
By John D. Cohen and John A. Hurson
The best preparation for future acts of terror can be found in the same techniques and technologies that can be used to better protect our neighborhoods from drug traffickers, robbers, and burglars, and to keep our communities healthier.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 15, 2020
Bolstering Our Front-Line Defense
By John D. Cohen
We must help cities and states prevent and respond to future acts of terrorism.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 15, 2020
It's Our Fight Too
By Bruce Reed
Americans have always been prepared to sacrifice in times of war, and never more so than now. Our leaders should start asking us.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 15, 2020
Making Government Work
By Al From
The events of Sept. 11 and their aftermath reminded us of the vital role government plays in our society. But it also reminded us that we need a government that works.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 15, 2020
Revamping Our Intelligence Community
By Dave McCurdy
Improved coordination is crucial to winning the war against terrorism.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 15, 2020
The Key to Homeland Defense
By Elaine C. Kamarck
We can fortify our geographic borders by tearing down bureaucratic borders.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 15, 2020
Thinking About The Unthinkable
By Kate Herman
How Baltimore got a firsthand lesson in the value of disaster preparedness.

DLC | New Dem Daily | September 28, 2020
Idea of the Week: A New Border Control Agency
In the emerging debate over the role of the new Office of Homeland Security, an old question is already popping up: will this latest Cabinet-level "super-agency" simply coordinate the efforts of existing federal agencies, or will it lead to a more serious combination of resources?

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