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Janet Napolitano

Fourteen years after 9/11, are we more prepared?

Fourteen years after 9/11, are we more prepared?

It seems like there is more chatter this time of year about improvements to safeguarding the homeland and not enough debate about how prepared we are to recover if attacked. The 9/11 Commission Report commissioned by Congress concluded in its investigation of the attacks that our emergency response on Sept. 11, 2001 was "organized chaos," but every 9/11 anniversary we ask the same old question: "Are we safer?" So, is it just me, or do you also find that the debate on every 9/11 anniversary about "are we safer" never really advances the conversation about how prepared we are to recover from attacks?

Don't get me wrong, the conversation about whether we...

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