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Juliette Kayyem is the author of the best-selling "Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home." She is a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School, a former assistant secretary of homeland security in the Obama administration and founder of Kayyem Solutions, a security consulting firm. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)The Ghost Ship was, sadly, appropriately named. The warehouse-turned-art gallery in Oakland, California, was packed with young people out for fun when it became engulfed in flames on Friday night during an electronic dance party. The magnitude of the horror is evidenced by the calendar; even days later, and still officials have not finished scouring the building to recover remains because of the heat and destruction.