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9/11 – passage of 15 years brings new insights

There are many articles that continue to provide us with perspective and insight as we respectfully and with continued sadness, mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11. For many years there was an effort to obtain the release of the redacted “28 pages from the House Intelligence Committee’s 2002 report to Congress. As I posted July… Continue Reading

The Atlantic – Is America Any Safer Post 9/11?

Since 9/11, the United States has spent $1 trillion to defend against al-Qaeda and ISIL, dirty bombs and lone wolves, bioterror and cyberterror. Has it worked? -“… over the past 15 years, the American government has spent $100 billion to $150 billion on failed or unworthy homeland-security programs and on acquiring and maintaining equipment that… Continue Reading

9/11 Families, the 28 Pages, and economic threats if Congress passes bill on monetary damages

When I returned home the evening of the 9/11 attack from my office in Washington, DC I joined colleagues throughout the legal community who stayed up for days sharing every bit of information we could obtain about the status of those who worked in the Twin Towers, Pentagon and in the plane that crashed in… Continue Reading

Library of Congress to Receive 9/11-Responder Oral History Collection

“The Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center will become the home of a significant collection of oral histories provided by responders to the devastating Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the New York World Trade Center, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel announced today. The collection, known as the “Remembering 9/11 Oral History Project,” is being donated… Continue Reading

Pew – Views of Government’s Handling of Terrorism Fall to Post-9/11 Low

“Following the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., the public’s concerns about terrorism have surged and positive ratings of the government’s handling of terrorism have plummeted. But other attitudes relating to terrorism and security, as well as perceptions of whether Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence, have shown far… Continue Reading

GAO Reports – Critical Infrastructure Protection, Drug Control, Indian Energy, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Unaccompanied Alien Children

Critical Infrastructure Protection: Cybersecurity of the Nation’s Electricity Grid Requires Continued Attention, GAO-16-174T: Published: Oct 21, 2015. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 2015. Drug Control: Additional Performance Information Is Needed to Oversee the National Guard’s State Counterdrug Program, GAO-16-133: Published: Oct 21, 2015. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 2015. Indian Energy Development: Actions Needed to Address BIA… Continue Reading

CIA Releases Declassified Documents Related to 9/11 Attacks

LANGLEY, VA — [June 12, 2015] “The CIA has released to the public declassified versions of five internal documents related to the Agency’s performance in the lead-up to the attacks of September 11, 2001. The documents can be found at CIA’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online reading room at http://www.foia.cia.gov/collection/declassified-documents-related-911-attacks. The first of these… Continue Reading

Post 9/11 attacks predominantly by American extremists

Follow up to previous posting – Updated Guide to Mass Shootings in America – via the New York Times, Homegrown Extremists Tied to Deadlier Toll Than Jihadists in U.S. Since 9/11: “In the 14 years since Al Qaeda carried out attacks on New York and the Pentagon, extremists have regularly executed smaller lethal assaults in… Continue Reading

CIA Releases Declassified Documents Related to 9/11 Attacks

“Today, CIA has released to the public declassified versions of five internal documents related to the Agency’s performance in the lead-up to the attacks of September 11, 2001. The documents can be found at CIA’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online reading room at http://www.foia.cia.gov/collection/declassified-documents-related-911-attacks. The first of these documents is a redacted version of… Continue Reading

Progress Report Panel Conducts Review of FBI Since 9/11 Commission Report

“A congressionally mandated panel charged with reviewing the FBI’s implementation of recommendations contained in the 9/11 Commission Report in 2004 today issued its findings. The release of the 9/11 Review Commission’s report, The FBI: Protecting the Homeland in the 21st Century, followed 14 months of research, interviews, briefings, and field visits by commissioners and their… Continue Reading

The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

CRS – The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11, Amy Belasco, Specialist in U.S. Defense Policy and Budget. December 8, 2014. “With enactment of the FY2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act on January 1, 2014 (H.R. 3547/P.L. 113-73), Congress has approved appropriations for the past 13 years of war that total $1.6 trillion for military operations,… Continue Reading

Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of The 9/11 Commission Report

Bipartisan Policy Center: “Ten years ago today, we issued The 9/11 Commission Report, the official report of the devastating attacks of September 11, 2001. As we wrote in that report, we were acutely mindful of the responsibility we bore to the American people—and the families of the victims—to provide the most complete account possible of the… Continue Reading