Still Plenty of Dots to Connect in Halting Homeland Security Threats

John M. Doyle

The Boston Marathon bombing and the revelation of far reaching domestic spying programs by the U.S. government – two seemingly unrelated events this year – underscore nagging problems in protecting the homeland. The Boston tragedy resurrected questions that surfaced after the 9/11 attacks about the ability of law enforcement and intelligence analysts to "connect the dots" that might indicate a potential terrorist threat. The domestic spying disclosures involving the National Secu...
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