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 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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