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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 'systemic 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.View Debate Page
- Author, 'Sleeping with the Devil' and 'See No Evil'.
Christopher Ketcham, Atlantic Free Press, November 24, 2009
- Syndicated columnist, Scripps Howard News Service
Deroy Murdock, Heritage Foundation, March 9, 2005
Asra Q. Nomani
- Author, Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam
Michael Martin, Host of Tell Me More, NPR, October 22, 2010
- Quaid-i-Azam Professor at SIPA, Columbia University.
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..
Hassan Abbas, May 7, 2010
- Co-Founder, 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America, and Keep America Safe.
Interview by Joan Harting Barham, Family Security Matters
Debra Burlingame, Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2009
Debra Burlingame, Thomas Joscelyn, Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2010
- Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP
The evolution of the intelligence community since 9/11 has helped protect Americans from al-Qaeda.
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
Chertoff discusses encryption and government surveillance in an interview with CNBC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roll Call interview with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff discussing the NSAs warrantless surveillance program.
A 2005 profile of Michael Chertoff prior to his Homeland Security appointment.
Hosted by Robert Siegel, All Things Considered, NPR, December 29, 2009
Michael Chertoff, Washington Post, April 22, 2007