Michael Chertoff

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  • President Barack Obama speaks by phone with his National Security Staff regarding the situation in Egypt, while in Chilmark, Mass., Aug. 15, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

    Syria, Iran armed for cyberwar with U.S.

    Syria and its ally Iran have been building cyberattack capabilities for years and soon might have a chance to use their skills in a hot war for the first time.


  • Officials: No evidence U.S. targeted in new threat

    The FBI and the Homeland Security Department say they have no indication that terrorists are targeting the U.S. or its citizens as part of a new threat against Europe.


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Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says the Bush administration has succeeded in its goal of doubling the number of Border Patrol agents and is nearing completion of a border fence.

    Chertoff to hand Obama immigration successes

    Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff declared success Wednesday on President Bush's vow to double the size of the U.S. Border Patrol.


  • **FILE** People wait for nightfall on Mexico's side of the U.S.-Mexico border fence. (Associated Press)

    Chertoff: Twice as many agents on border

    Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Wednesday declared success on President Bush's goal of doubling U.S. Border Patrol agents to 18,000 during his time in office, but said they will fall 10 percent short of putting barriers along 700 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.


  • COMMENTARY: Oversight overkill

    It's the world's greatest deliberative body but is in bad need of another overhaul. Pity poor Secretary for Homeland Security Michael Chertoff. His department reports to 86 congressional oversight committees and subcommittees, down only two committees since myriad appeals were made to give the Department of Homeland Security officials more time for making the nation more secure and less time preparing committee testimony.


  • Chertoff to approve virtual border fence

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  • Terror risk seen in Europe waiver

    Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says terrorists want to use Europe as a starting point for attacks against the United States and that new screening measures are warranted for airline passengers who travel here under a visa-waiver program.


  • Bush pushes border reforms

    The Bush administration yesterday announced reforms to better secure the nation's borders and address rising immigration challenges.


  • Watch list skirts privacy concerns

    Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff yesterday released a plan for implementing the contentious Secure Flight "watch list" for screening air passengers, dropping plans to mine commercial databases as part of the checks.


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