Authorities in the U.S. and Europe are now aware of major terrorist plots overseas. But where do they go from here? What steps will investigators take to zero in on the terrorists before they strike? Will uncovering a few members of these radical cells lead to the capture of many more? And how well do the FBI and CIA communicate with each other and our European counterparts? We ask Bob Hamer, a 26-year veteran of the FBI and a member of the bureau’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Archives for October 2010
Authorities in the U.S. and throughout Europe are on alert and Americans are being warned about travel anywhere in Europe right now – especially in Britain, France and Germany. So how vigilant are western European nations more than nine years after 9-11? How big of a problem are radical Islamic cells in places like the UK? And how much has a tolerance for Sharia law helped to fuel the growth of radical elements in Europe? We ask Amanda Bowman, CEO of Atlantic Bridge, a group founded by British Defense Minister Liam Fox.
Texas Rep. Ted Poe is sponsoring the National Guard Border Enforcement Act, calling for border state governors to have the power to order up to 10,000 troops to help secure the border. How would this law be different than existing policy? How much difference could those troops make in the fight against illegal immigration? How has the Obama administration reacted to the plan? And do supporters have the votes to pass this bill? We ask Rep. Poe.
What are the latest developments in the legal fight over Arizona’s new immigration laws and what are some of the latest challenges for law enforcement along an increasingly chaotic border with Mexico? We ask Cochise County, Arizona Sheriff Larry Dever, who is also honorary chairman of bordersheriffs.com. Sheriff Dever also explains why he does not accept the federal government’s excuses for not providing the funding necessary to secure our borders.
The Middle East peace process has begun again, with the goal of a comprehensive solution within one year. So as the talks proceed, the Capitol Steps sum up the lingering disputes through a parody of several Rolling Stones hits. Our guest is Steps star Elaina Newport.