He said militant attacks and plots in
Europeover recent years had made the aware of the "real risk that US Europewill become a platform for terrorists"
When that particular talking point was shot down , the
The reality is, the real threat to the
Our ability to know who is coming across our borders, and to check them and to take their fingerprints now, is far better than it was five or six years ago," Mr Chertoff said.
"We have deployed almost twice as many border patrols as we had five or six years ago. We've put up literally hundreds of miles of fencing and barriers.
"All of these are very concrete steps forward that have made our security much better than it was," Mr Chertoff said.