The 3 Dirty Words Unspoken by U.S. Customs Commissioner Bersin

At the annual meeting of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin gave a surprisingly frank speech. He used the familiar phrases of "global supply chain security," the need "to protect the homeland from dangerous people and dangerous things," and "risk management". Only after he finished 60 minutes of speaking did I realize that he omitted saying the three dirty words that were the bedrock of every CBP Commissioner since the tragic events of 9/11.