Seventeen years after the horrific events of September 11, 2001, Dr. Steven Meyer, Dean of Graduate Studies at Daniel Morgan Graduate School (DMGS), discussed how “that event changed how we view national security as well as our personal security” in an interview on The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley on SiriusXM.
Describing how he views where we are mentally on the issues of security and terror, Dr. Meyer said,
“Well, I think people have come to terms with it. . . . It’s a way of life. It’s just gotten to be something that you accept. And it’s been actually fairly successful. There are certainly gaps in it, and if terrorists were really determined to do something, it could be done, but the efforts that are being put into it now make it a lot safer to fly. . . . It’s now pretty uniform all over the world.
The general question of national security has morphed, however. We’ve gotten a little complacent about the terrorist issue because it has not exploded the way many thought it might after 9/11. It’s more challenging because we have challenges from peer competitors – Russia, China, North Korea, Brazil, and so forth – as well as the lingering terrorist threat.”
You can hear the interview in it’s entirety below.
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Dr. Steven Meyer: Interview with Tim Farley on SiriusXM
Dr. Steven Meyer serves as the Dean of Graduate Studies and National Security Program Chair at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School. He served 25 years in the Central Intelligence Agency as a senior intelligence analyst and manager. He specialized in European and Russian politics; nuclear weapons, security and defense issues; arms control enforcement; and psychological analysis. He was a member of the intelligence support for conventional arms control talks in Vienna and nuclear arms control talks in Geneva and for the medium-range nuclear weapons treaty. During the Bosnia wars in the 1990s, Dr. Meyer served as Deputy Chief of the CIA’s Balkan Task Force.