Posted by on September 07, 2011 in Blog

On Thursday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing that, according to Chairman Peter King (R-NY) (pictured left), will help them “get a better picture of the progress that we have made as a nation in securing our homeland since the horrific attacks of 9/11.” 

Scheduled to testify are Lee Hamilton, Vice Chair of the 9/11 Commission; Tom Ridge, Former Secretary of Homeland Security; and Eugene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States (Government Accountability Office).  The Committee will discuss the just-published Tenth Anniversary Report Card: The Status of the 9/11 Commission Recommendations, co-authored by Hamilton and 9/11 Commission Chair and former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean.

Among the Report Card’s findings and assertions:

  • Individuals in the U.S. are engaging in ‘self-radicalization’
  • Americans are playing increasingly prominent roles in al Qaeda’s movement
  • The intelligence community…(has) used tools…that may implicate the privacy of Americans
  • Unwieldy jurisdictional divisions (between the House and Senate) result in the inefficient allocation of limited resources
  • The issue of prisoner treatment has become highly politicized

AAI will issue a more comprehensive summary of the 10th Anniversary Report in the coming days. Be sure to check back at to see our assessment.

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