It’s tasked with responding to major emergencies, natural and man-made. But the Department of Homeland Security has been a popular target for critics. From Hurricane Katrina to the recent transatlantic terror scare, we look at the agency’s complex portfolio and lessons learned.

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  • Kathleen Tierney Professor of Sociology and Director of the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado at Boulder; Co-director, National Consortium for Study of Terrorism and the Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland; Co-author Facing the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States (Joseph Henry Press)
  • Robert Block Reporter, Wall Street Journal; and co-author of Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security (Times Books)

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