1,668. 3/15/2000

“The White House had ordered a review of American defenses, and the internal report, completed in March 2000, concluded that despite ten years of government programs to improve homeland defense, the country was vulnerable to attack. Citing the need for new joint federal-state-local terror task forces and a major effort to ‘detain and deport potential sleeper cells,’ the report also exposed how the INS [Immigration and Naturalization Services] was utterly ineffective in preventing terrorists from entering the country. Yet no one in the [Clinton] administration championed a single recommendation in that report.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Gerald Posner, Why America Slept, Page 163

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