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RE: <nettime> Bruce Schneier on "Homeland Insecurity"
Prem Chandavarkar on Fri, 23 Jan 2004 08:01:44 +0100 (CET)


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RE: <nettime> Bruce Schneier on "Homeland Insecurity"


> Security involves a tradeoff: a balance of the costs and benefits.....

Security measures against terrorism are necessary, but can only handle (at
best) short term needs.  They are unsustainable and ineffective in the long
run - and the recent set of false alarms serves to demonstrate this problem.
The only effective long-term strategy to reduce terrorism is to earn the
goodwill of the population from which it springs.

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