Juliette Kayyem formerly served under the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. With nearly 15 years of experience in counterterrorism and homeland security, she was Massachusetts first Undersecretary for Homeland Security, a member of the National Commission on Terrorism, and a legal advisor to Attorney General Janet Reno. Kayyem, named a CNN/Fortune Magazines People to Watch, co-wrote the critically acclaimed Preserving Liberty in an Age of Terror. The highest ranking Arab-American woman in federal government, she now is a professor at Harvards Kennedy School of Government and a foreign affairs columnist for the Boston Globe.
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Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with Juliette Kayyem about September 11th attacks of 2001 and how homeland security has evolved in the past 10 years.
Recalibrating our national mood about all things terror from outrage and panic to resolute calmness has been a priority for the Obama administration. The nation must discard the victim mentality and adjust to the changing nature of terrorism.
There is a significant threat of small-scale terrorist attacks in Europe and the United States in the short term after bin Ladens death. The long-term outlook is uncertain, but unrest in the Arab World presents opportunities for al Qaeda to regroup and grow.