Threats to The Nation's Capital: Are We Safe?
The nation's capital is a target-rich area by both absolute and symbolic measurements. This meeting will assess the unique threats to security in the Washington area, and the necessary responses. The discussion will evaluate steps already taken, determine what more needs to be done, identify resources, and analyze the challenges facing a coordinated response given the federal, local, and state entities involved.
8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast Reception
8:30-9:30 a.m. Meeting
Please Note: Special location
Edward Alden writes that the Department of Homeland Security "has yet to become a whole that adds up to more than its parts," reviewing books by its first two secretaries, Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff.
As the recent fiasco with body scanners at airports demonstrated, the United States' homeland security strategy is off track.