This week in 'Homeland' 'Security'

Nineteen Septembers ago, a new bureau was dreamed up in the White House. The Office of Homeland Security debuted Oct. 8, 2001, promising to “develop and coordinate the implementation of a comprehensive national strategy to secure the United States from terrorist threats or attacks”—like the big one that had caught George W. Bush asleep at the wheel less than a month before.

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