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  • Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Part 1
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    Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, Part 1

    The Atlantic hosted a series of conversations with current and former senior government officials about the state of national and homeland security 15 years after the September 11, 2001,…

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  • Discussion on International Efforts to Fight Terrorism
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    International Efforts to Fight Terrorism

    The Potomac Institute held a forum on countering terrorist organizations and biological threats. The panel comprised former Homeland Security Security Tom Ridge, former U.S. Senator Joseph…

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  • Washington Journal Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge
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    Cybersecurity Threats

    Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge talked about ongoing and new threats to U.S. national and homeland security. Topics included cyberthreats to the electrical grid, President…

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  • Tom Ridge on Global Terrorism Threats
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    Tom Ridge on Global Terrorism Threats

    Tom Ridge talked about global terrorism threats and their impact on the U.S., as well as concerns regarding security at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Topics included former government…

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  • State of US Homeland Security and Global Terrorism
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    State of U.S. Homeland Security and Global Terrorism

    Tom Ridge talked about how the situation in Egypt and the broader Middle East may complicate U.S. efforts to combat global terrorism, and the replacement of the color-coded terror alert system,…

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  • Irans Nuclear Terrorist Threats and Rights Abuses
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    Iran's Nuclear, Terrorist Threats and Rights Abuses

    Former officials talked about the nuclear and terrorist threat posed by Iran. Topics included U.S. policy toward Iran and the terrorist designation for the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, a…

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  • Homeland Security Director SwearingIn
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    Homeland Security Director Swearing-In

    Former Governor Ridge was sworn in as the Director of Homeland Security, a new Cabinet level position created to coordinate federal anti-terrorism efforts.

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  • Cargo Security Issues
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    Cargo Security Issues

    Secretary Ridge addressed the group on the security of ship cargo coming into the U.S. after which he left. The other speakers also talked about the details of inspecting and securing ship…

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  • Homeland Security Issues
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    Homeland Security Issues

    Sec. Ridge spoke to members of the press about homeland security and changes made in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He described efforts to coordinate activities between…

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  • American Legion Convention
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    American Legion Convention

    Speakers addressed the annual American Legion Convention, discussing current military affairs and the contributions of the veterans present in the audience. General Myers spoke about U.S. troops serving…

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  • Homeland Security Update
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    Homeland Security Update

    Secretary Ridge announced an update on both the status of terrorist attack threats this summer and on the efforts of law enforcement and homeland security professionals across the U.S. to…

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  • Homeland Security Alert Level
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    Homeland Security Alert Level

    Secretary Ridge announced that due to increased “chatter” about a possible terrorist attack, the national terror threat level had been raised to high. Following his announcement he answered…

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  • Homeland Security Appropriations Signing
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    Homeland Security Appropriations Signing

    Secretary Ridge spoke briefly and introduced President Bush who signed the Department of Homeland Security appropriations legislation. The president praised Secretary Ridge’s and the…

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  • Advisory Council First Meeting
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    Advisory Council First Meeting

    At the inaugural meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, chaired by Secretary Ridge, he swore in the other members, and then spoke about the Department of Homeland Security and…

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  • Efforts to Combat Terrorism
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    Efforts to Combat Terrorism

    Administration officials testified about efforts to improve counterterrorism efforts, homeland security, and intelligence information issues. Among the topics they addressed were law…

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  • Homeland Security Issues
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    Homeland Security Issues

    Secretary Ridge talked about homeland security issues, including efforts to combat terrorism, the terrorist attack threat level, and public preparations for terrorist attacks. Following…

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  • Terrorist Threat Level
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    Terrorist Threat Level

    The officials talked about the potential for terrorist attacks on the U.S., including the decision to increase the national terrorist threat level from yellow, or elevated, to orange, or…

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  • Threat Advisory System Announcement
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    Threat Advisory System Announcement

    Director Ridge announced a new color-coded threat advisory system designed to standardize responses to national threats at the local level. After the announcement he and other officials…

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  • Vulnerability to Terrorism
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    Vulnerability to Terrorism

    Participants discussed possible vulnerabilities to terrorism in the airline and financial industries.

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  • Terrorist Attack Warning
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    Terrorist Attack Warning

    While addressing the Historically Black Colleges conference, Director Ridge talked about the FBI warning of a possible terrorist attack in the next few days.

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