U.S. Presidential Transition Will Create Terrorism Vulnerabilities

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On Jan. 20, 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will experience its first presidential transition. Having recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in March, the Department has operated only under the Bush administration. Last year, Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee prepared a report charging that, “One of the continuing problems [of DHS] appears to be the over politicization of the top rank of Department management.” The authors warned that, “This could lead to heightened vulnerability to terrorist attack.” Although denying the politicization charge, Paul A. Schneider, Acting DHS deputy secretary, concurred that “major terrorist attacks, both here and […]

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