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added, "The goal [of Al Qaeda] is to strike [the United States]." The greatest threat comes from what Kelly described as the "lone wolf." As he put it, "A lot takes place on the Internet," where an indi- vidual can become "self-radicalized." Many of those who undergo such a change then travel to Pakistan for training. "The intent is to kill people," Kelly pointed out. Instructions for building a bomb are readily available on the Internet. The two men accused in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack followed directions they found in an online magazine, he added. "We're doing what we can, but there are no guarantees," Kelly stated. Generally, security measures are handled well in the U.S. at major events. He does believe there is "no need to go outside the Constitution" to keep us safe. OTHER CHALLENGES He described Edward Snowden, who has disclosed U.S. top-secret documents, as a "traitor" who should be "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law." In Kelly's opinion the National Security Agency needs to tighten its internal security policies and procedures. Snowden used a commercially available "web crawler" to obtain access to restricted files. This incident has spawned four separate investigations, part of which will explore Snowden's relationship, if any, to Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Misuse is greater in the private sector," Kelly said. The "cyber threat is growing" and will get worse. Individuals need to take steps to protect their private information. Raymond Kelly chats with Booker High School student Tabatha Townsend on Feb. 10. Photo courtesy Robert Pope Photography and Ringling College Library Association Sarasota News Leader February 14, 2014 Page 68

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