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Published on Aug 9, 2016 "CBS This Morning"
As we approach the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, fear remains.
A CBS News poll taken in June after the shooting rampage in Orlando found two-thirds of Americans think a terror attack is very or somewhat likely in the next few months.
Author Steven Brill spent a year investigating the estimated trillion-dollar security state, built since 9/11. Brill joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his latest cover story in The Atlantic, titled, "Are we any safer?"
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Obama advisor: The threat of nuclear terrorism constitutes one of the greatest threats to our national security
excerpt from "Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Assistant to President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security John Brennan"
States News Service, 12 April 2010
"The threat of nuclear terrorism is real, it is serious, it is growing, and it constitutes one of the greatest threats to our national security and, indeed, to global security.
Over the past two decades there has been indisputable evidence that dozens of terrorist groups have actively sought some type of weapon of mass effect. Relative to other such potential weapons -- which include biological, chemical, radiological -- the consequences and impact of a nuclear attack would be the most devastating as well as the most lasting.
Thus, the ability to obtain a nuclear weapon and to use it is the ultimate and most prized goal of terrorist groups. Al Qaeda is especially notable for its longstanding interest in acquiring weapons-useable nuclear material and the requisite expertise that would allow it to develop a yield producing improvised nuclear device.
by Tom Burghardt / August 17th, 2008
Operation Sentinel, a new program unveiled by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), would encircle Manhattan with thousands of surveillance cameras that photograph every car or truck entering and exiting the city across its network of bridges and tunnels.
Information captured by this intrusive project would be stored in a huge database for an undisclosed period of time. Additionally, a network of sensors installed at toll plazas would allegedly be able to capable detect radiological materials that could be used in potential terror plots, the New York Times reports.
However, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) has denounced the proposal as “an attack on New Yorkers’ right to privacy.” NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman lambasted this outrageous proposal saying,
These kids will fit right in at DHS.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Authorities have arrested nearly 100 people and seized guns and drugs in a sting operation at San Diego State University in California, the Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday.
Among those arrested were 75 students, some of them working toward criminal justice or homeland security degrees. One criminal justice major was charged with possession of guns and cocaine, authorities said.
One student sent a mass text message offering a "sale" on cocaine, the DEA said in a news release.
Campus police and the DEA began their undercover operation after the death of a student from an overdose in May 2007, the news release said. A second overdose death occurred as recently as February at a fraternity house.
"DEA agents infiltrated several student drug distribution cells and more than 130 drug purchases and seizures were made" during the investigation known as Operation Sudden Fall, the news release said.
SAN FRANCISCO—Five years after formation of the Homeland Security Department, cybersecurity is becoming a major focus of the department, Secretary Michael Chertoff said Tuesday at the RSA Security conference.
The department has never completely ignored the area, he said in his remarks during the opening sessions of one of the nation’s largest gathering of security professionals. He cited the National Cyber Security Division and US-CERT, the nation’s primary early warning system for cyberthreats. CERT is good, but not sufficient, he said.
“The time has come to take a quantum leap forward” from CERT’s reactive capabilities, he said.
That leap, Chertoff said, is embodied in the president’s joint national security and homeland security directive creating a National Cyber Security Initiative.
“It is almost like a Manhattan Project to defend cyber networks,” he said, referring to the World War II crash project to develop an atomic weapon.
Add another chapter to the story of fascism in America. There's a new school in Delaware:
Thursday, April 3, 2008 3:36 PM EDT
The first high school dedicated to preparing students for the front lines in the Nation's homeland security has gone from theory to planning in Wilmington.
The Project Manager for the Delaware Academy for Public Safety and Security, New Castle Attorney Thomas Little, signed a contract with Innovative Schools, a professional firm which will coordinate the mechanics of preparing the school for its eventual opening.
The process to find and fund a site for as many as six-hundred young men and women in Wilmington's inner city is underway.
Curriculum choices for students, who are to be called Cadets, range from SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) through prison guard, water rescue, paramedic, fireman, professional demolition and emergency response operator, according to a Board statement.
I regretfully send you this email to inform you of yet another
plot to enslave the American people in an unconstitutional
framework of databases under the guise of "security". Recently
Congressman Mark Kirk from Illinois 10th District introduced a
bill to create a "Secure Social Security Card". This new card
is clearly a run around to the state's opposition to Real ID and
we must do all in our power to prevent it from becoming law.
FIRST: Watch this short video recorded at the town hall meeting
where Congressman Kirk talks about the "Secure Social Security
SECOND: Review and comment on the in depth article about it here:
THIRD: Contact your congressman and instruct them to vote against
HR 5405: https://forms.house.gov/wyr/welcome.shtml
FORTH: Post this email on your blog, post it in forums, forward
it to every member in your address book.
FIFTH: Track the status of HR 5405 at
Unlike Real ID where the States can rise up and fight it
Al Qaeda? Are these people linked with the 911 Terrorists? 15,000 want off the U.S. terror watch list
Are this Al-Qaeda Members? Or is some one Al-Kidding me!!! Maybe this is part of the Project for a New American Century?
If you are born on the 4th of July............
July 4, 2001, is on TSA's watch list. He was first stopped in 2004 when his mother and grandmother took him on his first plane ride to Disney World.
15,000 want off the U.S. terror watch list
WASHINGTON — More than 15,000 people have appealed to the government since February to have their names removed from the terrorist watch list that delayed their travel at U.S. airports and border crossings, the Homeland Security Department says.
TERROR WATCH: List swells to more than 755,000