Remarks by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff at the 2008 End of the Year Address [December 18, 2008] [open pdf - 92KB]
From the remarks of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff: "I'm going to look back over the past five years, because I think it's an opportunity for me to reflect upon my experience and my tenure and the department and also the department's entire existence, which has, as you know, been about five-and-a-half years. We had our fifth year anniversary in March of 2008. And I think, in particular, there are a few areas I want to focus on that, looking back, capture the early legacy of the department and reflect a very substantial return on investments the American public made when they set up the department, and ultimately invested literally billions of dollars and put hundreds of thousands of people into the department's framework. But before I talk about the department, specifically I want to stand back and look at the entire history of this period since September 11th from the standpoint of the entire administration."
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