A Debate about Connecting the Dots and the Christmas Plot
The last major news story of 2009 was the near-catastrophe on Christmas Day on Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Debate about the lessons learned from this failed attack continues, and will continue for some time.
This weekend, I was glad to be invited to join this debate as a participant in the new “Forum” feature over at the online Harvard National Security Law Journal. Paul Rosenzweig, a former deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security, started us off with a short, op-ed style piece: Connecting the Dots and the Christmas Plot. Two short responses followed yesterday and today. The first response is by Nathan Sales, now a law professor at the George Mason School of Law and also a former deputy assistant secretary for policy at DHS (accessible here). The second response is by me (accessible here).