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Chertoff: US can learn from Mumbai attacks

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December 4, 2008
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The US is drawing lessons from the attacks in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) that could inform thinking on how government agencies could be better structured and prepared for terror attacks, says the top US official on homeland security.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said government agencies such as his, which is an amalgamation of several entities, must be integrated in order to be effective. A big problem in Mumbai was the lack of coordination between the fire and police departments. (CSM)