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War Requires Homeland Panels’ Attention, Too (PDF)

March 24, 2003

As the United States marches to war in the Middle East, we can expect the members and staff of the Armed Services Committees to be working long hours in the coming weeks as they closely follow the military's actions.

House Homeland Panel Needs Own Jurisdiction (PDF)

March 09, 2003

One year after the creation of the House Homeland Security Committee, the panel has no strategic plan of its own.

Local Emergency Response: Enduring the Rhetoric While Trying to Define Readiness (PDF)

September 01, 2002

The 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and the attacks of September 11, 2001, have each emphasized the fact that the United States is vulnerable internally to terrorist attacks--even of catastrophic proportions.

Fighting Terrorism

January 11, 2002

The United States can no longer rely on the protection of the two oceans that have historically shielded its country and people. The terrorist attacks brought home the fact that, since the end of the Cold War, threats have become more complex and far-reaching.

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