2006 transatlantic aircraft plot / United States should begin data mining

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Position: United States should begin data mining

This position addresses the topic 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot.

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Quotes-start.png "If we learned anything from Sept. 11, 2001, it is that we need to be better at connecting the dots of terrorist-related information. After Sept. 11, we used credit card and telephone records to identify those linked with the hijackers. But wouldn't it be better to identify such connections before a hijacker boards a plane?" Quotes-end.png
From A Tool We Need to Stop the Next Airliner Plot, by Michael Chertoff (The Washington Post, August 29, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "Instead of enlarging the scope of standard law enforcement methods, we should be doing what Americans do best — innovating and applying new technology to the problem. Despite what civil libertarians might have you think, that means data mining." Quotes-end.png
From Anti-Terror Weapons We're Afraid To Use, by John Yoo (Los Angeles Times, August 19, 2006) (view)

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