Border & Transportation Security Op-Eds & Commentaries Archive

Metro's Crash Reveals Gains in Preparedness

June 28, 2009

The response to the tragedy demonstrated that an increased focus on local and regional readiness since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has better prepared the Washington area not only for acts of terrorism but also for the full range of emergencies that can strike a region.

Defeating Somali Pirates Won't Be Easy

February 03, 2009

Pirates were on the wane and marginalized to a select few global waterways only a few years ago, but their attacks have skyrocketed off Somalia's coast, the longest in Africa and located along one of the most heavily trafficked shipping lanes in the world.