Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland

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To really get a fore-taste of what Michael McCaul has is attempting to convey to the American pubic I have inserted a number of YouTubes into the bottom of this page below. You may want to take a look at them. 


America’s inability to foresee the September 11, 2001 attacks was deemed a collective “failure of imagination.”  Our political leaders and intelligence professionals failebd to anticipate the wide-ranging and unorthodox threats to the nation’s security.

Nearly a decade and a half later, imaginations in Washington D.C. are still failing.
Despite assurances from our leaders that America is safer today than it was before 9/11, the truth is, we are still vulnerable.

An Amazon Link ==> Failures of the Imagination

Congressman Michael McCaul has spent years in Washington watching the Obama administration ignore or dangerously underestimate the most pressing threats to the country.

Now in Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland—and How to Thwart Them, the sitting chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, who receives daily intelligence about threats materializing against America, depicts in real time the hazards that are closer than we realize.  From cyber-warriors who can cripple the Eastern seaboard to radicalized Americans in league with Islamic jihadists to invisible biological warfare, many of the most pressing dangers are the ones we’ve heard about the least—and are doing the least about.

In this compelling and action-packed narrative, McCaul outlines realistic scenarios that could inflict more damage on the nation than any attack we’ve yet faced.  He then explains how our vulnerabilities were created, why our enemies are actively contemplating them, and what we can do to solve them before it’s too late.

Failures of Imagination offers a call to action for Americans to address these very real and present dangers, and the need for the White House—whoever its occupant will be—to combat them with the seriousness and urgency they require.


Take a moment to consider what Congressman Michael McCaul, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, has to say about the security of our nation, he refers to his book at different stages.


Bill Maher Interviews Michael McCaul On “Real Time” LIVE (1/23/2016)

For a much more in-depth interview watch the YouTube below featuring Michael McCaul, U.S. Representative (R-Texas); Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee; Author, Failures of Imagination:



For those of you who would like to learn more about several of the issues senetor McCaul brings to the fore in both his book and this interview: quantum computing, dark space, and the Iran nuclear ordeal,to be specific, you will want to watch a facinating documentary that PBS has produced titled ==> Rise of the Hackers, Just click on the forgoing link and you will be taken to a dailymotion page on which you can view this facinating, yet frightening, documentary. Click on the following hot link to view The Homeland Security Committee’s bipartisan Foreign Fighter Task Force final report senetor McCall made mention of in the interview above.


I you would like a more rounded, as well as detailed, exposition of this frightening development I would suggest you may want to take a look at our page we’ve created for a course produced by The Teaching Company titled:==> Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare. It continues and gives detail to many of the topics considered in the above previously linked Nova program Rise of the Hackers; including stuxnet, cyber crime and many more topics in this through examination of this topic. See the YouTube below for a taste of this presentation.

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