Homeland Security

News Release

Building National Resiliency at Home as Important as Combating Terrorism Abroad, Argues Stephen Flynn in New Book

The consequences of a 9/11-scale terrorist attack or a major natural disaster can be minimized if “America makes building national resiliency from within as important a public policy imperative as confronting dangers from without,” says Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies Stephen E. Flynn in The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation.

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Analysis Brief

Hometown Security

Author: Eben Kaplan

Responsibility for safeguarding the homeland often falls to state and local governments in spite of the increased federal role after 9/11. Of these thousands of agencies, New York City has moved the most aggressively, creating a counterterrorism bureau complete with overseas agents and intelligence analysts.

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Transcript

Council on Foreign Relations Policy Symposium: “Making New York Safer” Session 3: What Individuals and Organizations Can Do [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service, Inc.]

Panelists: Stephen E. Flynn, William G. Raisch, and Jeffrey W. Runge

In this session, the panelists discuss what individuals and corporations should do to prepare for an emergency, what the capabilities and assets of the private sector are, and how they can be tapped to bolster homeland security.

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Council on Foreign Relations Policy Symposium: "Making New York Safer" Session 2: Assessing New York's Emergency Preparedness [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service, Inc.]

Speakers: Kelly McKinney, Joseph W. Pfeifer, and Isaac B. Weisfuse
Presider: Linda J. Vester

Three New York City officials in charge of emergency planning discuss how well prepared the city is to respond to and recover from a disaster—either natural or man-made. 

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