Defense and Security

Homeland Security

Homeland Security
  • Homeland Security

    Maria Otero discusses progress made on implementing recommendations outlined in the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review toward advancing American "civilian power."
  • United States

    Upon her return from the G6+1 meeting of interior ministers in Paris, as well as visits with counterparts in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, please join U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano for a discussion about the Department of Homeland Security's work with international partners to strengthen global travel and trade networks, secure cyberspace, and address shared threats.
  • United States

    U.S. secretary of homeland security Janet Napolitano discusses the Department of Homeland Security's work with international partners to strengthen global travel and trade networks, while addressing shared threats.
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism

    An increase in terror incidents involving Islamic radicals who are U.S. citizens is vexing law enforcement officials and posing new questions about the roots of their radicalization.
  • Homeland Security

    Experts examine the strategic and tactical policies of the United States in regards to homeland security. This session was part of a CFR symposium, 9/11: Ten Years Later, which was made possible by the generous support of Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis.
  • United States

    Philip Zelikow, former executive director of the 9/11 Commission Report, presses the need to hold trials for the 9/11 conspirators and explores the findings of the report. This session was part of a CFR symposium, 9/11: Ten Years Later, which was made possible by the generous support of Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis.
  • Homeland Security

    Session One: Keynote SpeakerPhilip Zelikow, Graduate School Dean and Professor of History, University of Virginia; Former Executive Director, 9/11 CommissionWelcoming Remarks: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign RelationsPresider: Garrick Utley, President, SUNY Levin Institute12:30 to 1:00 PM Buffet Lunch1:00 to 2:00 PM Meeting Session Two: Assessing the Threat: Is the United States Still Vulnerable?Richard A. Falkenrath, Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis Adjunct Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism, New York City Police DepartmentJohn McLaughlin, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Former Acting Director of Central Intelligence Juan Zarate, Senior National Security Analyst, CBS News; Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser for Combating TerrorismPresider: Gideon Rose, Editor and Peter G. Peterson Chair, Foreign Affairs2:15 to 3:30 PM Meeting                                            Session Three: Counterterrorism and Homeland Security: Does the United States Have the Right Strategy?Henry A. Crumpton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Crumpton Group LLC; Former Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of StateJohn F. Lehman, Chairman, J.F. Lehman & Co.; Former U.S. Secretary of the NavyFrances Townsend, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Government, Legal, and Business Affairs, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.; Former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and CounterterrorismPresider: Thom Shanker, Pentagon and National Security Correspondent, New York Times; Coauthor, Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda3:45 to 5:00 PM Meeting5:00 to 6:00 PM Cocktail ReceptionRelated Readings: Global Governance Monitor: Terrorism 9/11 Perspectives: Pursuing a Global Response to Terrorism Ten Lessons Since the 9/11 Attack, Expert Roundup Videos "Al Qaeda's Challenge," by William McCants, Foreign Affairs, September/October 2011 "9/11 in Retrospect," by Melvyn P. Leffeler, Foreign Affairs, September/October 2011 CFR Contingency Planning Memo, “A Pakistan-based Terrorist Attack on the U.S. Homeland” by Stephen Tankel
  • Homeland Security

    Experts discuss how changes to U.S. domestic and international policy since September 11, 2011 have enhanced counterterrorism approaches and contributed to preventing planned terrorist attacks. This session was part of a CFR symposium, 9/11: Ten Years Later, which was made possible by the generous support of Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis.