Since the Ninth Circuit ruling staying Trump’s January 27 travel ban, people wonder whether, apart from the legalities and the politics, the President’s executive order will strengthen national security or just provoke more converts to radicalization. John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence & Counter-Terrorism tells that self-radicalized terrorists, not immigrants or refugees, are the source of our greatest national security concern.
As New York City Police Commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly thwarted 16 terrorist plots against the City. He tells Jim of the lessons learned from the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, how we can intensify our counter terrorism efforts nationwide, and even answers the question whether he might run for Mayor.
The Boston PD never knew the FBI had questioned Tsarnaev. With more sophisticated intelligence reaching deep into the Islamic community, state-of-the art surveillance cameras, and a great track record of stopping terrorist plots before they go operational, the NYPD would have been well positioned to thwart the Boston tragedy, argues former NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Counter-terrorism Richard Falkenrath. He tells Jim what needed to be done.
We can kill them with drones or hit squads, capture them, detain them forever or try them, but which tactic will stand up best in court? Columbia Law Professor, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow and former Bush administration assistant to the national security adviser, Matt Waxman reviews the options and tells Jim which is the best way to go.
The legendary New York City Police Commissioner tells whether in waging the war on terror we have struck the right balance between security and privacy.
Al Qaeda’s Christmas Day attempt to bomb a plane nearly spelled disaster. Obama said there was a systemic failure. Was it because the government failed to follow key recommendations in the 9/11 Commission Report?
Last August, Twitter, the social network site, was the victim of a massive denial of service attack. Who did it? Why has Obama delayed appointing a cyber czar when our critical infrastructure is so vulnerable to cyber attack?
FBI Director Robert Mueller said recently that the “information age means you don’t need training camps to become a terrorist; all you need is an Internet connection.” Counter-insurgency expert TX Hammes talks about terrorism in cyberspace and what you may do to stop it.
Does the Net help us catch terrorists or help al Qaeda recruit home-grown operatives? Hear why we are safer today than we were on 9/11. Learn the answers from NYPD Counterterrorism Czar Commissioner Richard Falkenrath. .
Is the Net a force for reform in the Islamic world or just a platform for Al Qaeda? Kohlmann, International Terrorism Consultant, and Cook, Douglas Dillon Fellow, CFR, discuss.
Is another terrorist attack on New York City inevitable? In Paris, London, Madrid and Mumbai, terrorists used blogs and cell phones to communicate. Does the Net make us safer or more vulnerable?
Is the newly created Director of National Intelligence just another layer of bureaucracy? Will intelligence reform prevent another disaster such as Iraq or a 9/11? Former 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean shares his views.
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