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"There is Much More to Do" to Combat Terrorism, Lee Hamilton '52 Tells Senate Committee

March 31, 2011

92170March 31, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "Major recommendations by a bipartisan commission that investigated the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks remain unfulfilled nearly 10 years after the attacks, the commission chairmen told the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday," begins a story distributed by McClatchy Newspapers today. "Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., and Republican former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean said that the federal government had made "considerable progress" in implementing several of the 9/11 commission's recommendations but that it had languished or failed to implement other key suggestions."

Hamilton, a 1952 graduate of DePauw University, told the Senate panel, "The terrorist threat will be with us far into the future, demanding that we be ever vigilant. We have done much, but there is much more to do."

Access the complete article at the website of North Carolina's Raleigh News & Observer.4030

A Democrat, Lee H. Hamilton served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and also co-chaired the Iraq Study Group.  Currently he is co-chairman, with former White House National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, of the U.S. Department of Energy's Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, and is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University.

On March 15, Hamilton -- who has been called Lee Hamilton "Mr. Integrity" by Newsweek
-- presented a Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture at his alma mater.  A summary including video clips may be accessed here.

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