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Homeland Security's Early Test

After a week of exceptionally bitter political warfare over Sept. 11, 2001, it might be worth reflecting how far the country has come in terms of homeland security. A new account of the incident of eight Nazi saboteurs sent here in 1942 to blow up bridges and railroads makes any bureaucratic bumbling or infighting these days look like child’s play. As recounted in colleague Michael Dobbs’s “Saboteurs,” the tussles between J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Coast Guard and other agencies over who would get credit for rounding up the Nazis were such that President Franklin Roosevelt fumed one day after breakfast, “I am going to go over to my office and will spend the day blowing up various people.” Full Story

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