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How to Reform Transatlantic Counter-Terrorism | War On The Rocks

How to Reform Transatlantic Counter-Terrorism | War On The Rocks

After the al-Qaeda attacks of September 11, the U.S. government overhauled its intelligence apparatus to confront the threat of global jihadi terrorism that crossed borders with relative ease. As head of the Justice Department Criminal Division and later as Secretary of Homeland Security, I was directly involved in increasing our capabilities to collect intelligence about terrorist travel, finance, and communication, as well as integrating and analyzing intelligence. The reformed and enhanced U.S. intelligence architecture was later able to disrupt large-scale plots, such as the 2006 scheme to explode multiple airliners flying from Heathrow to North America.

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