Remarks by Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge to the American Society of Newspaper Editors [April 11, 2002] [open pdf - 32KB]
In these remarks, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge discusses the war on terrorism both at home and abroad. He reiterates the importance of the military, the nation's first responders, and intelligence agencies in the struggle to combat terrorism. Director Ridge also commends President Bush's new homeland security budget which increases the number of first responders, creates 'smart borders', improves the nation's biodefense capability, and promotes information-sharing throughout all levels of government.
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