Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano proclaims that our government is working 24/7 “364” days a year to keep us safe.
DIANE SAWYER: When we look around today with Newark Airport, and the false alarm there, but New York City we had several of them [terror incidents]. What do you say to the American people right now about the degree of anxiety that’s just realistic right now as we head into the holidays.
NAPOLITANO: Yeah, well I say to the American people is that we are, and thousands of people are working 24/7, 364 days a year to keep the American people safe.
The comment was made minutes after Diane Sawyer’s interview revealed that Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper was not aware of an arrest of 12 men in Great Britain — suspects of a major terror plot in the country. Police in the United Kingdom had the 12 men under surveillance for months.
Full interview (left-to-right)
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper
Chief Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan
Secretary of Department of Homeland Security