Fixing Europe's War On Terrorism

Can a new terrorism czar get all 25 European Union nations working from the same antiterrorism playbook? Gijs de Vries will soon find out. The U.S.-born Dutch Liberal was named last week as the E.U.'s first Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, charged in part with getting Europe's security services to work together in their campaign against terrorism. De Vries, 48, isn't the obvious choice. He spent four years, from 1998 to 2002, as Dutch Deputy Interior Minister. He has since served as the Dutch representative to the convention drafting the E.U. constitution. De Vries is well known as a defender of privacy and civil...

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