On September 11, 2001, America experienced domestically the single worst terrorist attack any country has suffered in modern times with the collapse of over 250 building floors, the death of roughly 3,000 people, and the economic impact in the tens of billions of dollars. Ten years later, the nation has undergone tremendous changes in terms of how we do business on homeland security. Thanks to the PATRIOT Act and similar counterterrorism tools, at least 41 publicly known terrorist attacks have been foiled since 9/11 that otherwise would have resulted in a significant loss of life and property. Despite these successes however, many issues remain to be addressed if the nation hopes to stay ahead in the war on terrorism and build a healthy homeland security enterprise capable of tacking the threats we face.
Join us as we outline these issues and the future of the United State’s homeland security enterprise with the launch of The Heritage Foundation’s report “Homeland Security 4.0: A New Agenda for Overcoming Centralization, Complacency, and Politics to Enhance America’s Security.”
More About the Speakers
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, and Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
Visiting Fellow, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation