We Are Less Safe Twenty Years After 9-11

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Posted: Sep 13, 2021 12:01 AM

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Each year, the anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001, represents an important day in which the American people unite in remembering and grieving the loss of 3,000 of our fellow Americans who were senselessly murdered that day by radical Islamic terrorists.  The 9-11 victims and their families are in our hearts and prayers each and every day of the year, but especially so on this twentieth anniversary of the attacks, where now an entire generation has grown up since their loved ones were taken from them on that bright early September day.  

While this annual remembrance remains forever focused on the victims and their families, this particular two-decade milestone also provides an opportunity to reflect on how our country has responded in terms of national security, and whether, in the end, we are safer today as a result of the actions we have taken over the last twenty years.  The short answer is arguably no – while we are

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