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Volume 45, No. 3

Summer 2011 Issue

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In this Edition

by LOU ZICKAR

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Intell’s Top Cop – Q&A with Mike Rogers

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Intell’s Top Cop – Q&A with Mike Rogers

With the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2011, terrorist attacks upon us, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee discusses the effort he is leading to keep America secure.

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Preventing a Cyber 9/11

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Preventing a Cyber 9/11

by SUSAN COLLINS

The Maine Senator and Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Susan Collins, discusses her plan to protect America’s cyber networks from attack.

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Intelligence Comeback: Fact or Fiction?

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Intelligence Comeback: Fact or Fiction?

by PETE HOEKSTRA

The former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Pete Hoekstra, looks at the improvements that have been made in the intelligence community over the past decade.

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Is it Time to Consider a New Approach to Airline Security?

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Is it Time to Consider a New Approach to Airline Security?

by BRIAN MICHAEL JENKINS

Are Americans getting their money’s worth on airline security? This aviation security expert says they are, but that it’s also time to move beyond pat downs and body scans.

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Leaving Afghanistan

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Leaving Afghanistan

by JOHN DUNCAN

As the U.S. enters the tenth year of the war in Afghanistan, the Tennessee Congressman John Duncan writes it’s not just time to end the conflict, but it’s something Eisenhower would do.

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Expeditionary Economics and Countering Violent Extremism

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Expeditionary Economics and Countering Violent Extremism

by CARL J. SCHRAMM

Foreign assistance will not defeat terrorists. But it would be a terrible mistake to discount the vital role that economic growth must play in fostering global stability.

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How 9/11 Shaped the Millennial Generation …and the Lessons for Republicans Today

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How 9/11 Shaped the Millennial Generation …and the Lessons for Republicans Today

by MARGARET HOOVER

The author and Fox News commentator discusses 9/11’s impact on young Americans and how it has shaped not only their lives, but their view of American politics today.

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Amid the Battle Over Spending, The Fight Over Health Care Continues

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Amid the Battle Over Spending, The Fight Over Health Care Continues

by CHARLES BOUSTANY

“At a time when businesses large and small are struggling to survive in a weakened economy, this added burden is completely misguided and unacceptable.”

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In the Wake of Fukushima

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In the Wake of Fukushima

by DALE KLEIN, Ph. D.

“In the wake of the nuclear incident at Fukushima, Japan, the world held its breath wondering if the facilities would be capable of recovering from one of the most significant natural disasters in recorded history,”

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