Monday, January 11, 2010

8+ Years Later Core Homeland Security Issues Exist

The chairmen of the 9/11 Commission say that there's still work to do be done more than eight years after the 9/11 attacks.

In an opinion piece in USA Today, Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean, the commission chairs, note that the September 11, 2001 attacks were the result of "failures and obstacles to sharing information among the federal partners charged with protecting the country." While they note that, since then, the commission's recommendation that the government establish a director of national intelligence to help obviate this problem was followed. And the government has made "ignificant strides" to correct many of the problems evident on September 11.

But, they say, the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane as it approached Detroit Metro Airport is an indication that "there is still work to be done."

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