In response to the events of 9/11/2001 Stephen J. Feinberg, in 2003, published “Homeland Security And Economic Prosperity” which dealt with defending our country and the survival of American capitalism.
In the chapter entitled “Identifying, Detaining And Limiting the Freedom Of Movement Of Terrorists” Mr. Feinberg described how difficult it is to prevent further terrorist acts almost anywhere in our country, He stated “THIS GAME OF WAR IS DIFFERENT THAN ANY WE HAVE PLAYED BEFORE AND REQUIRES A NEW TYPE OF DEFENSE”.
He then went on to propose a US identification card, the “US ID”. He carefully described how the US ID should be issued and used to protect our “Strategic Places”. He believes it is possible, even likely, that the bombing at the Boston Marathon could have been prevented if the US ID had been issued to and required to be carried by the terrorists and all the information about them was available to all of the US government agencies responsible for homeland security.
He proposed that the US ID be issued to everyone, but its use be limited to the identification of terrorists and the prevention of criminal or terrorist acts. It would not be useable to deport illegal immigrants or prevent them from working.