A Restructuring of Homeland Security

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In what Ari Fleischer is calling the most dramatic government restructuring since 1947, President Bush will announce this evening sweeping changes to how homeland security is managed.

Among the changes the president will announce is that the department of homeland security will become a cabinet-level office. It will be the first new cabinet department since 1988.

The announcement will come during a nationally televised address to the nation from the Oval Office this evening. We will begin the hour by carrying that address live, and follow with analysis from one of the country's leading experts on terrorism, Harvard's Ashton Carter.


Ashton Carter, professor of Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, adviser to the Secretary of Defense

This program aired on June 6, 2002.


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