Security expert: Homeland defense is all wrong

09/12/07 Mitch E. Perry
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Yesterday, during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the status of the war in Iraq, Virginia Republican Sen. John Warner asked one of the most important questions in the two days of hearings: How safe is the country has been a question asked since the 9/11 attacks.

One retired Air Force colonel involved with homeland security says the problem in terms of our safety, is that we’re not asking the right questions.

Randall Larsen is director at the Institute for Homeland Security. In his new book, Our Own Worst Enemy: Asking the Right Questions About Security to Protect You, Your Family and America, Larsen posits that the U.S. as a whole can become safer, by becoming smarter, and that starts with asking the right questions.

WMNF asked him today if he means that Americans need to be educated more about what should be a priority in keeping themselves safe.

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