09/09/2007

Beyond Ground Zero: The new intelligence infrastructure

With the anniversary of Sept. 11 upon us, we offer four urgent suggestions to local, state and federal authorities.

By Oliver "Buck" Revell and Jeff Kamen
Editorial for the San Francisco Chronicle

There is no question that Americans are safer in their offices, at home and in the air today than they were that terrible morning almost six years ago.

Billions of dollars have been spent to reconfigure, broaden, strengthen and integrate the nation's security services. Laws facilitating integration of information and other resources have been passed. Federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies are communicating on matters of national security with the understanding that every officer must now be an counterterrorist, and with obvious good reason.

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