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Michael Chertoff

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  • 80,000 in harm's way

    80,000 in harm's way
    HOUSTON — Pushing a frightening wall of water two stories high ahead of it and packing ferocious winds spanning 600 miles across, Hurricane Ike began pummeling the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday night and had Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city,...
  • Galveston takes direct hit from Hurricane Ike

    Galveston takes direct hit from Hurricane Ike
    HOUSTON—A monster Hurricane Ike smashed ashore over Galveston Island early Saturday on its way to a punishing strike on the nation's fourth-largest city, pushing a two-story-high wall of water far inland and posing a deadly threat to the estimated...
  • Ike's punch turns Texas' lights out

    Ike's punch turns Texas' lights out
    HOUSTON—Like the state it ravaged, Hurricane Ike did everything bigger Saturday on its relentless march through Houston. With a 500-mile diameter nearly the size of Texas, the massive storm blew out hundreds of windows in the state's tallest...
  • Hot and mad, Texas awaits federal aid

    Hot and mad, Texas awaits federal aid
    HOUSTON—The nation's fourth-largest city lay paralyzed, sweltering and almost completely blacked out Sunday as frustrated residents waited in vain for promised federal disaster aid to be distributed more than 36 hours after Hurricane Ike tore...
  • Special Order 40 is not changing one word

    Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton sat down with The Times' editorial board on Monday to discuss several LAPD-related issues. Below are his remarks on the controversy surrounding the department's Special Order 40. Jim Newton, Los Angeles Times:...
  • U.S. Government about to be "Shockwaved"

    U.S. Government about to be "Shockwaved"
    Today there will be a simulation taking place that will offer a clear indicator as to whether or not the United States would be ready for a real full-fledged Cyber Attack. The Bipartisan Group is organizing what is called "Cyber Showckwave." the group is...
  • White House Faces Situation Room

    White House Faces Situation Room
    Former high-level security advisors and cabinet members including Michael Chertoff, Fran Townsend and Joe Lockhart will be put to the test to determine if their split second reactions to a real-time cyber attack will be enough to save our Country's...
  • U.S. Charges Suspect With Conspiracy in Sept. 11 Plot

    Laying out a detailed case against Osama bin Laden's global terrorist network, a federal grand jury Tuesday charged a French man of Moroccan descent with conspiring to "kill and maim" thousands of Americans in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the...
  • Attacks a reminder of public transit perils in U.S.

    While authorities boosted security around U.S. public transit systems, the deadly London bombings Thursday underscored the vulnerability of this country's surface transit network--because of its vast size and the lack of a comprehensive plan for...
  • Why FEMA Was Missing in Action

    WASHINGTON — While the federal government has spent much of the last quarter-century trimming the safety nets it provides Americans, it has dramatically expanded its promise of protection in one area — disaster. Since the 1970s, Washington...