The tragedy of the Boston Marathon Bombings and the resultant manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsnaraev in Waterton, Massachusetts, revived terrorism and homeland security concerns as major talking points in the public media. It should come as no surprise that many of the current and former government officials, reporters, and media personalities who stepped forward to deliver their expertise to the public will also be featured or present at the upcoming 2013 Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado.
On April 21, 2013, Michael Chertoff, former Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security and Co-Chair of the Aspen Homeland Security Group, and Michael Leiter, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, appeared on MSNBC's Meet the Press to discuss the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombings. A link to the video, archived in MSNBC's Meet the Press' archives, can be accessed here
In other news, Clark Ervin, former Inspector General for Department of Homeland Security and Executive Director for the Aspen Homeland Security Group, appeared on MSNBC's The Cycle to discuss the security, tracking, and political challenges raised by the Boston Marathon Bombings. A link to the video, archived in MSNBC's The Cycle's archives, can be accessed here.
Keep visiting the Aspen Security Forum website for more updates, and don't forget to register for this year's exciting Forum.
The Aspen Homeland Security Program Team