The probability of a terrorist attack against the United States has been substantially reduced by government counter-terrorism operations, Wilson Center Director Jane Harman said on C-SPAN. At the same time, transparency and full consultation with Congress is essential to keeping the country safe. "Debate is important ... There needs to be transparency in these counter-terrorism programs that we have," she says, citing White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan's recent talk at the Center.

In a wide-ranging interview, Harman discusses the China diplomatic controversy, the private sector's role in enhancing the nation's cyber-security, and the anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden. The 45-minute conversation included call-ins from viewers around the United States.