Should this not be reported by our journalists? Is this sending mixed messages?How successful is the Department of Homeland Security under President B
October 1, 2004
Should this not be reported by our journalists? Is this sending mixed messages?
How successful is the Department of Homeland Security under President Bush?
For all you "Security Moms," the new "demographic". Will this report make you feel safer?
By Richard Rainey Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — Three years after the lack of coordination among federal security agencies contributed to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security has failed in its effort to create a single, comprehensive "watch list" of suspected terrorists, according to a government report released Friday. DHS is not fulfilling its responsibility under the Homeland Security Act," said Clark Kent Ervin, inspector general of the Homeland Security Department, whose office conducted the study.

The department's failure to produce a viable terrorist watch list stemmed primarily from a lack of leadership and intelligence agencies' continued failure to coordinate information, the report said.

Without a central database containing the latest information about possible terrorists, border guards and other security personnel are hard-pressed to do their jobs, experts say. The absence of the watch list and information-sharing among agencies has been cited as a major factor in the Sept. 11 attacks.

The inspector general's report comes at a critical time...read on

If we can't even put together a list....

Help Us Fight Back Against Social Media Censorship

Facebook has been limiting the visibility of our posts after a serious of bogus violations. We need your help now more than ever.

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.