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Juliette N. Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem is Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's

Kennedy School of Government; former Member of the National Commission on

Terrorism; and former Legal Adviser to the Attorney General.

Titles by This Author

Since September 11, 2001, much has been said about the difficult balancing act between freedom and security, but few have made specific proposals for how to strike that balance.

Titles by This Editor

State and Local Responses to Terrorism

Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been preoccupied by the federal role in preparedness against terror attacks, and by ways to provide a quick fix through organizational overhauls. Airport security has been federalized, and Congress has approved a Cabinet-level homeland security agency. By contrast, national discussion of state and local preparedness has been largely absent.First to Arrive argues that the best way for America to prepare for terrorism is to listen to people in the field; those working on the ground can guide decisions at the top.