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President Obama’s First Veto Override and What It Means

By Mike Martin
Congress recently reached the 2/3 vote needed to override President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. There are positives and negatives to this move.

Towards TSA 2.0, Part 5 – Customer Service

By Ken Dunlap
The American people have little faith in TSA. We need a paradigm shift. “Protect” must become “Protect and Serve.”

A Worthy and Enduring Legacy for John Brennan

The Ethos & Profession of Intelligence 2016 program was a testament to the CIA Director’s investment in dialogue and education.

After Chelsea, New Jersey Bombs, Beware and Be Ready

After the bombings this past weekend, there is one simple message we need to heed: “Soft Targets Beware, and Be Ready.”

Critical Skills for the Next DHS Secretary

The fifth DHS Secretary will have their hands full with a job that has more critics than friends. Here are the top skills the next Homeland Security Secretary will need.

The Presidential Debate – National Security Questions I Want Asked

Nothing can change the dynamics of a presidential race faster than a debate performance. With the first debate approaching, what will the nominees have to say about national security?

On 9/11, Master the Fear of Terrorism

Fifteen years ago this Sunday, al Qaeda attacked, and over time, the commemoration of 9/11 has morphed into a superficial media bonanza and a catalyst for fear of terrorism. This is not what we need to inspire among the population.

Who Will be the Next DHS Secretary? Part 3 – Bipartisan Picks

There are few people in America who haven’t taken a side in the ongoing presidential contest, but when it comes to the next Homeland Security Secretary, here are some individuals who could be considered for either a Clinton or Trump Administration.

Who Will be the Next DHS Secretary? Part 2 – A Clinton Administration

One of the first actions for the next U.S. President will be nominating someone to serve as Homeland Security Secretary. Here is list of those who might be selected in a Clinton Administration.

Who Will be the Next DHS Secretary? Part 1 – A Trump Administration

A new presidential administration will bring a new Secretary of Homeland Security. Here is my quadrennial pick of the people who could be the next DHS Secretary. First up are those who might serve in a Trump Administration.