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Homeland Security: A Complete Guide 2/E, 2nd Edition by James Carafano, Mark Sauter

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CHAPTER 6INTELLIGENCE FOR HOMELAND SECURITYProcess, Methods, Structure, and Resources

I wish I could close by giving you a 100 percent guarantee that no terrorist, ever, will try to take down a plane or attack us in some other fashion. I cannot give you such a guarantee; that is not the nature of the world we live in, nor of the threats that we face.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, testifying before the Senate after a failed terrorist attack, January 20, 2010

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Secretary Napolitano’s remarks address a common public mis-perception: the notion that “good” intelligence should allow the United States to anticipate and counter each and every threat before it presents itself. In practice, while intelligence ...

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