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Preventing Surprise Attacks: Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11

by Richard A. Posnervia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The commission to investigate the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States issued its final report in July of 2004, in which it recommended a dramatic overhaul of the nation's intelligence system. Congress responded by hastily enacting the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which adopts many of the 9/11 commission's specific recommendations, though with a number of alterations.

GIVE ME CIVIL LIBERTIES OR GIVE ME...SAFETY? Should the Patriot Act Be Renewed?

with Jenny Martinez, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, February 11, 2005

In late 2001, in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Bush administration proposed the USA Patriot Act, which gave law enforcement agencies expanded surveillance and intelligence-gathering powers. Congress overwhelmingly approved the Patriot Act on the condition that most provisions of the act would expire in 2005. President Bush now wants all provisions of the act extended. Should they be? Or are the provisions dangerous and unnecessary infringements on our civil liberties? Peter Robinson speaks with Jenny Martinez and John Yoo.

Solving the Interagency Puzzle

by Sunil B. Desaivia Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2005

The lessons of “jointness”

Understanding Jihad

by Mark Gouldvia Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2005

An authentic Islamic tradition

The War on Terror: An Alternative Approach

by Douglass C. Northvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

How to rethink the war on terror. By Douglass C. North.

If the Dead Could Talk

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

They’d teach us about war. By Victor Davis Hanson.

HOMELAND INSECURITY: Homeland Security

with Frances Edwards, Stephen Flynnvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 21, 2004

The terrorists behind the 9/11 attacks took advantage of vulnerabilities in a critical part of America's infrastructure—our air transportation system. Experts have pointed to similar vulnerabilities in our nation's food supply, our ports, and our chemical and nuclear facilities. Congress and the Bush administration responded to the threat of other such attacks by creating the Department of Homeland Security. But has the government done enough? What more should we be doing to defend against potentially devastating domestic terrorist attacks? And just how much can we do without infringing on our freedom and way of life? Peter Robinson speaks with Frances Edwards and Stephen Flynn.

Babies and Bombers

by Claire Berlinskivia Policy Review
Friday, October 1, 2004

Claire Berlinski on Still Life with Bombers: Israel in the Age of Terrorism by David Horovitz and Babe in Arms: Dispatches from an American Mother in Israel by Judith Wrubel Levy

AN AMERICAN HIROSHIMA: Preventing Nuclear Terrorism

with Graham Allison, Scott Saganvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 20, 2004

Many experts believe that it is almost inevitable that terrorists will soon have the ability to detonate a nuclear weapon in the heart of a major American city. How can we stop them? What are the specific threats that we face and how should we respond to them? Do we face a greater danger from nuclear weapons that may have been stolen from the former Soviet Union or from the clandestine efforts of rogue nuclear scientists? And if the threat has increased since 9/11, why hasn't the United States done more to contain it? Peter Robinson speaks with Graham Allison and Scott Sagan.

Analysis and Commentary

Adjusting to a Post–Cold War World

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

With American civilians and soldiers dying by jihadi bullets and beheadings, clearly we are in a hot war, not the old, icy standoff with Moscow.

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