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Security eight years after 9/11
Is the US safer after the 'war on terror' was declared by the Bush administration?
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2009 07:21 GMT

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The Bush administration's prosecution of the "war on terror" has left a major legacy for the current US administration to deal with. 

Everything from the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to CIA interrogation tactics, and the policy on torture is being re-evaluated.

Some critics say that some of the moves of the Obama administration will make the US less safe.

And many debate whether the Bush-era policies were responsible for keeping the US safe for eight years.

We discuss the US administration's anti-terror policies and ask: is the US safer eight years after the attacks of September 11, 2001?

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On Monday, Riz speaks with guest Michael Chertoff, the former US secretary of Homeland Security, he is currently the head of the Chertoff Group, a risk-management firm based in Washington and New York to advise corporate clients and governments on a range of security concerns.

He has also just published his book Homeland Security: Assessing the First Five Years.

This episode of the Riz Khan show aired from Monday, August 31, 2009.

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