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U.S. Postal Service mail handlers Alan Flores, left, and Romeo Gumpal sort packages.

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Analysis & Opinions - Miami Herald

Postal Loophole Allows Opioids from Abroad to Flood into Florida

| Dec. 20, 2017

Every day more than 1 million packages reach the United States through the global postal system without the important security information law enforcement agencies need to stop and inspect packages that could contain deadly drugs and other illicit items. Given that a recent Customs and Border Protection operation at the postal service’s international hub at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport found 43 percent of foreign packages were noncompliant with U.S. regulations, the magnitude of this issue is especially troubling.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Q&A With Jeh Johnson: Tracking Evolving Threats

| Fall/Winter 2017-2018

Jeh Johnson, a Senior Fellow with the Belfer Center, was Secretary of Homeland Security from December 2013 to January 2017. Johnson is currently a partner with the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP. As Secretary of Homeland Security, Johnson was responsible for the TSA, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration, U.S. Citizenship Services, the Coast Guard, the Secret Service, and FEMA. Here, Juliette Kayyem, Director of the Belfer Center’s Homeland Security Project, asks Secretary Johnson about his experience at DHS.

 Mandalay Bay resort and casino

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Analysis & Opinions - CNN

Massive Gun Violence Terrorizes Us All

| Oct. 02, 2017

"Our national security policy should focus on making it harder for terrorists to arm themselves — doing so increases the likelihood that attacks of all kinds might be thwarted or exposed. This shooter terrorized, period. In what is sure to be ongoing investigations into what triggered him — as if something as evil as this can ever be fully explained — we risk minimizing the critical facet of his motivation: that he had access to weaponry that could kill this many people so quickly."

Donald Trump

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Analysis & Opinions - CNN

'Trump's Katrina?' No, It's Much Worse

| Oct. 01, 2017

"A good man who has empathy, or even knows how to pretend to have it, would not make the unfolding tragedy about himself. A confident President would not accuse Puerto Ricans of wanting 'everything done for them.' A self-reflective leader able to critically assess would question and push his team to send more resources and get the federal response moving. A strong Commander-in-Chief would know that his main duty is not to praise himself or lash back because of a bruised ego, but to use his global platform to provide two key needs: numbers (responders, commodities, ships, food, water, debris removal, etc) and hope."

Evacuees wade down a flooded section of Interstate 610 in Houston

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Analysis & Opinions - CNN

Trump Has to Rely on the 'Swamp' for Hurricane Harvey Response

| Aug. 25, 2017

"Hurricane Harvey is destined to be the first major homeland security and emergency management crisis the Trump administration has faced. And, ironically, it is at this moment that President Donald Trump will be judged on how well he lets a bureaucracy he so often maligns or denigrates actually do its job."

Donald Trump and Mike Pence

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Analysis & Opinions - CNN

Why Trump Should Resist Temptation to Pardon His Team

| July 18, 2017

"Donald Trump is already enabling Russia with his lack of action. He doesn't even affirm the assessment by our intelligence agencies that Russia disrupted our elections; in statements, he still caveats the possibility that Russia did it with asides that it could have been others. He appears not to have challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin in any meaningful way when they met at the G20. States and localities have not been given any advice about how to protect their election systems going forward."

message written on the pavement in Manchester, England

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Analysis & Opinions - CNN

We Want Our Kids to Be Fearless. Then This Happens

| May 23, 2017

"No parent is thinking about raising fearless kids right now. Their kids will be tied to them by their metaphoric leashes for the foreseeable future. That's the real power of this attack: not only are the victims so particularly undeserving, they are also among the most vulnerable in the immediate aftermath when terror like this strikes."

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke leaves Trump Tower

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Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

Milwaukee’s Sheriff Clarke Wants My Old Homeland Security Job. He's Unfit.

| May 18, 2017

"I've never met Clarke, but based on his inflammatory rhetoric, along with the cloud hanging over his tenure in Milwaukee, I'll just come right out and say it: He’s not fit to serve at the agency tasked with domestic security for all Americans."