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On Christmas Day, 2009, twenty-three-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 using explosives hidden in his underwear. A string of missed opportunities and errors by government security agencies culminated in what President Obama would declare a '€œsystemic failure.'€ Is scanning everyone with expensive, high-tech equipment the best use of limited resources? Or should we use the information that we have'€”the knowledge that, while not all Muslims are terrorists, most terrorists are Muslim.

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Robert Baer

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Robert Baer
  • Author, 'Sleeping with the Devil' and 'See No Evil'.
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Christopher Ketcham, Atlantic Free Press, November 24, 2009

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Deroy Murdock

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Deroy Murdock
  • Syndicated columnist, Scripps Howard News Service
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Deroy Murdock, Heritage Foundation, March 9, 2005

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Asra Q. Nomani

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Asra Q. Nomani
  • Author, Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam
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Michael Martin, Host of Tell Me More, NPR, October 22, 2010

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Hassan Abbas

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Hassan Abbas
  • Quaid-i-Azam Professor at SIPA, Columbia University.
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The truth is we don't know whether U.S. drone strikes have killed more terrorists or produced more terrorists. Regardless, killing terrorists is only a stopgap arrangement..

Sunday, March 31, 2013
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Hassan Abbas, May 7, 2010

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Debra Burlingame

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Debra Burlingame
  • Co-Founder, 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America, and Keep America Safe.
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Interview by Joan Harting Barham, Family Security Matters

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Debra Burlingame, Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2009

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Debra Burlingame, Thomas Joscelyn, Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010
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Michael Chertoff

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Michael Chertoff
  • Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP
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The evolution of the intelligence community since 9/11 has helped protect Americans from al-Qaeda.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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iceberg of the security and privacy debate we should be having, and how years of partisan advocacy have eroded our privacy while doing almost nothing for our security

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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Chertoff discusses encryption and government surveillance in an interview with CNBC. 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Chertoff, now the executive chairman and co-founder of the security consulting firm The Chertoff Group, sat down with Fortune to discuss Apple's legal tussle, how companies collect data about their users, and nuances of storing that information across the globe.

Friday, March 18, 2016

To say that he's completely evangelized since leaving the government wouldn't be accurate. And it's important to keep in mind that, partly because of Chertoff, we live in a world in which mass surveillance and data collection are the norm. But now, it seems, he's willing to be frank about issues those still in law enforcement have been unwilling to budge on.

Friday, February 27, 2015

We believe that the greater public good is a secure communications infrastructure protected by ubiquitous encryption at the device, server and enterprise level without building in means for government monitoring. 

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Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff discusses the release of classified documents by WikiLeaks.org and its potential implications for U.S. foreign policy.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Roll Call interview with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff discussing the NSA’s warrantless surveillance program.

Thursday, January 19, 2006
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A 2005 profile of Michael Chertoff prior to his Homeland Security appointment.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Hosted by Robert Siegel, All Things Considered, NPR, December 29, 2009

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Michael Chertoff, Washington Post, April 22, 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007

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Thursday, August 17, 2006
Michael Smerconish
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Kathleen Parker
Friday, September 28, 2001
Michael Kinsley

Against the Motion

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Monday, November 1, 2010
Shankar Vedantam
Monday, January 11, 2010
Mehdi Hasan
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Marwa Awad

Profiling

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Friday, July 22, 2005
Bruce Schneier
Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Peter Siggins
Saturday, June 1, 2002
Samuel R. Gross and Debra Livingston
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Kim Zetter

Behavioral Profiling/SPOT

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Sharon Weinberger
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Eric Lipton
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Sally B. Donnelly
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Justin Florence and Robert Friedman

Air Cargo

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Scanners & Pat-downs

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Sunday, November 14, 2010
Janet Napolitano
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Leo Cendrowicz
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Gail Russell Chaddock
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Gary Stoller

Intel-based Security

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Muslim Passengers Removed from Flights

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Saturday, January 3, 2009
Amy Gardner and Spencer S. Hsu
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Bob Von Sternberg and Pamela Miller
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Paul Walsh and James W. Walsh

Miscellaneous Articles

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David Harris
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Jon Stokes
Saturday, August 1, 2009
American Civil Liberties Union and the Rights Working Group