Diane and her guests talk about the major achievements of the Department of Homeland Security since its creation after 9/11, its flaws and failings, and how incoming Secretary Michael Chertoff might address the department’s shortcomings and enhance the nation’s safety.


  • David Heyman director of the Homeland Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Richard Falkenrath visiting fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and former director of policy and plans for the White House Office of Homeland Security

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