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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the U.S. government has not done everything it can to educate and engage the public in preventing terrorism. Napolitano spoke Wednesday at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York before heading to ground zero. She said the public has been treated as a "liability to be protected," instead of an asset in maintaining the nation's security. Americans, she says, have a role along with local law enforcement, the federal government and the international community.
Federal News Radio gets analysis about how air traffic controllers handled that Christmas Day terrorist attack attempt.
At least a half dozen people have been arrested in Britain on terrorism charges. Police took them into custody in pre-dawn raids in near London's Heathrow airport as a part of what they call a "complex" situation. The men range in age from 25-52. They were linked to an alleged overseas threat. Authorities would not say what region of the world had been targeted, but experts in the UK say Afghanistan was the place in question and the men appear to have been involved in recruiting for terror related activities in Afghanistan.
As authorities continue to investigate the crash of flight Air FRance flight 477, there appeared to have been for a time a possibility of some connection with Islamist terrorism. According to the L'Express.fr website, French intelligence services discovered two names corresponding to people known for their link with Islamist terrorism" on the passenger list of the Airbus plane which crashed into the sea between Rio de Janeiro and Paris. But reportedly the individuals were not on the same ones on the French terrorism watch list.
Officials have charged a North Carolina man with supporting terrorism by recruiting people to fight overseas. Daniel Boyd is charged with providing material support to terrorism. Six others have been arrested. The Justice Department says Boyd, who is a US citizen, trained in Afghanistan and fought there between 1989 and 1992, and when he returned to the United States he recruited others.
CNN's Brian Todd brings us the latest.
National Security Correspondent JJ Green learns that stopping these kinds of attacks depends on something called "evolving intelligence."
Homeland Security today's David Silverberg discusses how priorities may change with the new GOP chairman of the committee.
Homeland Security Today's David Silverberg looks forward at the homeland security agenda in 2011.