San Diego at a Crossroads: Analyzing Homeland Security Post-9/11
Monday, September 10, 2007
The anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks comes up tomorrow. And today we're going to spend a little time looking at the several ways this event has changed life in San Diego. Our city is a large metropolitan area, with a military presence, a busy international border and a busy airport. All of those aspects of our lives have been touched by the tragedy of 9/11. Some would say we've become paranoid and unfriendly toward foreigners. Some wonder whether we're really in a position to prevent another 9/11. Some wonder whether religion is the cause or the cure for the hate that drove the hijackers.
Today we're going to talk about several aspects of our lives, following the 9/11 crossroads. We begin by talking about the elaborate security system that was born of the attack six years ago.
- General Michael Aguilar, federal security director (FSD) for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the San Diego International Airport at Lindbergh Field.
- John MacIntyre, homeland security program manager for the Unified Port of San Diego .
- Jill Olen, deputy chief operating officer for public safety and homeland security for the City of San Diego .
- Michael J. Fisher, chief patrol agent for the San Diego sector of U.S. Customs and Border Protection .
- Gurdit Dhillon, the new director of field operations for the San Diego sector of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
- Mike Unzueta, special agent-in-charge for U.S. Immigration & Custom Enforcement investigations.
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