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  • Presidential Transition Period Terrorist Threat
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    Presidential Transition Period Terrorist Threat

    A panel discussion was held on the threat of terrorist activity during the upcoming presidential transition period. The 9/11 Commission had concluded that democracies become especially vulnerable to…

  • Civilians in the Path of War
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    Civilians in the Path of War

    James Carafano moderated an author panel discussion on the topic “civilians in the path of war.” After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members' questions. John…

  • National Security and Terrorism
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    National Security and Terrorism

    Mr. Gershman and Mr. Carafano discussed the September 11 Commission’s findings and recommendations. They placed particular emphasis on foreign policy. They advocated prioritizing certain of the…

  • Government Data Mining
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    Government Data Mining

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “Balancing Privacy and Security: The Privacy Implications of Government Data Mining Programs.” Witnesses testified about counterterrorism…

  • Iraq Study Group Report
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    Iraq Study Group Report

    Mr. Carafano talked about the Iraq Study Group report to be released December 6 and its impact on the Bush administration’s Iraq policy. He served on a panel that advised the Iraq Study…

  • Public Image of US Terrorism Policy
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    Public Image of U.S. Terrorism Policy

    Secretary Chertoff addressed the audience about the reality of terrorism and the need for vigilance. He reflected on the popularity of the series “24,” saying that one of its most intriguing aspects is the very difficult choices presented to…

  • emA War of a Different Kindem
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    A War of a Different Kind

    Mr. Duncan talked about his book, A War of a Different Kind: Military Force and America’s Search for Homeland Security, published by the United States Naval Institute. The author, a former…

  • Terrorism Financing
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    Terrorism Financing

    Undersecretary Levey spoke about components for fighting and winning the financial efforts to combat terrorism. He talked about the way terrorism networks raised money and ways the Treasury Department has…

  • Visas and Combating Terrorism
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    Visas and Combating Terrorism

    An oversight hearing was held to identify steps the Departments of State and Homeland Security have made since 9/11 to address gaps and vulnerabilities in the visa process. The first panel of…

  • The Militarys Role in Disaster Relief
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    The Military's Role in Disaster Relief

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a panel discussion on “The Military’s Role in Disasters: What’s the Right Answer?” Participants discussed the efficacy of the Posse Comitatus Law that…

  • Changes in the Army Reserve
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    Changes in the Army Reserve

    Lieutenant General Helmly spoke to journalists about the future of the Army Reserve and the role of reserve soldiers in combating terrorism. He used charts and graphs to present past data…

  • Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina
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    Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina

    Mr. Carafano talked about rescue and relief efforts in New Orleans, federal and congressional response to Hurricane Katrina, and flooding in the city. While he felt that the system could be…

  • Military Response to Terrorist Attacks
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    Military Response to Terrorist Attacks

    Mr. Carafano, the author of Homeland Security, talked about the military’s plans for responses to potential terrorist attacks and implications for homeland security. He also responded to…

  • Iraqi Reconstruction
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    Iraqi Reconstruction

    Former Colonel Carafano talked about reconstruction efforts in Iraq, including the kinds of construction and costs. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

  • Challenges Facing Homeland Security Department
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    Challenges Facing Homeland Security Department

    The participants discussed a bipartisan joint CSIS-Heritage Foundation report on the challenges facing the Homeland Security Department. The report represents the conclusions of a task force…

  • Quadrennial Defense Review Preparation
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    Quadrennial Defense Review Preparation

    Officials spoke about the quadrennial defense review, military transformation to meet emerging threats, the use of technology and improved weapons systems, and lessons from operations in…

  • Role of a National Intelligence Director
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    Role of a National Intelligence Director

    Mr. Carafano discussed recommendations made by the September 11 Commission and fielded audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

  • September 11 Commission Report Afternoon
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    September 11 Commission Report, Afternoon

    Witnesses testified about intelligence failures surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., recommendations contained in the final report of the September 11…

  • Foreign Students and Homeland Security
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    Foreign Students and Homeland Security

    Dr. Carafano moderated a discussion about national security and foreign students. The panelists discussed ways in which to maintain security while enabling a free flow of ideas. They spoke…

  • emWhat the 911 Commissions Report Should Containem
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    What the 9/11 Commission's Report Should Contain

    Mr. Carafano spoke about his recent report What the 9/11 Commission’s Report Should Contain: Four Recommendations for Making America Safer, issued on July 14, 2004 by the Heritage Foundation. Part of…

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