Stopping Surprise Attacks: Thinking Smarter About Homeland Security
Publication Date: April 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: Homeland defense; net assessment; ONA; DHA
Coverage: United States
The 9/11 Commission concluded that America's anti-terrorism defenses suffer from a "lack of imagination," with gaps between intelligence agencies and a lack of coordination between intelligence and law enforcement creating space for terrorist cells to operate on U.S. soil. This makes net assessment capabilities even more critical to defeating a terrorist adversary that is continuously learning and adapting.