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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Thomas Kean
Amid the chaos of the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, emergency responders found they could not communicate with each other. That problem persists 10 years later, according to a review of the 9/11 Commission's recommendations.
How will we lose the war against "radical Islam"? Well, it won't be in a tank battle. Or in the Sunni Triangle or the caves of Bora Bora. It won't be because terrorists fly three jets into the Oval Office, Buckingham Palace and the Basilica of St. Peter's on the same Tuesday morning.
"I understand exactly what he is saying," Mr. Kean, who was in the audience for Mr. Clapper's speech, said in an interview. "On the other hand, if the agencies cannot exchange the bits of information they have, we can't always put together the puzzle that captures these guys and stops these plots."
Thomas Kean, former New Jersey governor who co-chaired the Sept. 11 commission, said he understood Mr. Clapper's concerns, but said he favored greater intelligence sharing.