Regular citizens have big security role: Napolitano
Nov 8, 2010
Regular citizens around the world need to realize they can play a big role in thwarting terrorist attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Saturday.
“They will be the ones that notice something in the neighborhood, see something on the street,” she told a panel at an international forum hosted by the German Marshall Fund public policy group.
“Maybe somebody will pass along a quiet message about ‘Hey, these young people have gone over to Somalia. We don’t know what they’re doing, but now they’re back and you may need to know about that,'” she said.
Although there have been no major terrorist incidents in the United States since the September 11, 2001 attacks, police and intelligence services have disrupted 11 plots against New York City alone, officials say.
This article was posted: Monday, November 8, 2010 at 4:40 am