Homeland Security Watch

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October 11, 2013

Friday Free Forum

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on October 11, 2013

On October 12, 2000 the USS Cole was attacked by a small craft while being refueled in the harbor at Aden (Yemen).   A shaped explosive did extensive damage to the Navy destroyer, killing 17 sailors and injuring thirty-nine. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack, two years after the East Africa embassy bombings and eleven months before the attacks on New York and Washington.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

October 11, 2013 @ 12:17 am

Immigration Reform was a major effort personally by President George W. Bush and Secretary of DHS Michael Chertoff. Both spent large amounts of their official time on this problem. Their commendable [IMO] efforts were defeated by Senate Republicans. Reading a history by Historian Walter McDougal I have learned that immigration has always been problematic for US politics. Where should it rank now as a priority for US officialdom? And DHS and HS generally?

Comment by William R. Cumming

October 13, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

IMO immigration reform or its absence will determine who wins the Presidential campaign in 2016!

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