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  • Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
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    Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

    Panelists spoke about homeland security and the state of preparedness for a catastrophic terrorist attack such as the September 11 attacks on the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were the nature of…

  • 911 Public Discourse Project Report
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    9/11 Public Discourse Project Report

    In the last public event sponsored by the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, members released a final assessment of congressional implementation of recommendations made by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the…

  • Public Discourse Project Third Report
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    Public Discourse Project Third Report

    Members of the 9/11 Public Discourse Project announced the release of their third report on the implementation of 9/11 Commission recommendations. The report focused on foreign policy,…

  • September 11 Commission Recommendations
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    September 11 Commission Recommendations

    Commision members spoke to reporters about their report on September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., proposed legislation to address concerns in the report, and counterterrorism policies.…

  • Border Security System Before September 11
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    Border Security System Before September 11

    Witnesses testified about border security and ways in which September 11, 2001 terrorists managed to enter the U.S. They also talked about the visa process, consular operations, and…

  • Intelligence and the War on Terrorism
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    Intelligence and the War on Terrorism

    Witnesses testified about ways to improve the effectiveness of the U.S. intelligence community against terrorist threats. Among the issues addressed were the leadership, organization,…

  • State Sponsored Terrorism
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    State Sponsored Terrorism

    Middle East scholars testified about state sponsored terrorism in several states including Iraq, Syria and Iran. Among the topics they addressed were motives for sponsorship of terrorist…

  • Origins and Impact of alQaida
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    Origins and Impact of al-Qaida

    Witnesses testified about the origins and operations of the al-Qaida terrorist network. Among the topics they addressed were the influence of Islamic and Middle Eastern culture, the…

  • Visas and Watchlisting Today
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    Visas and Watchlisting Today

    Witnesses testified about information gathering and sharing among government agencies and establishing effective terrorist watchlists. They also talked about current efforts to streamline…

  • An Incident in Florida
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    An Incident in Florida

    Mr. Melendez-Perez testified about an interview he conducted with a Saudi national, Mohamed al-Qahtani, who investigators believe was trying to establish contact with September 11, 2001…

  • Hearing on Terrorist Attacks Day 2
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    Hearing on Terrorist Attacks, Day 2

    Several panels of witnesses testified about the September 11 terrorist attacks. Topics included transportation security before and after September 11, al-Qaeda and its finances, the United…