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Joint SSCI / HPSCI Hearing: 10th Anniversary of 9/11: Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Joint Hearing with the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, September 13, 2011   [open pdf - 7MB]

This testimony compilation is from the September 22, 2011 "Joint SSCI/HPSCI Hearing: 10th Anniversary of 9/11," before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. From the opening statement of Senator Dianne Feinstein: "The Department of Homeland Security was established after 9/11 and it has developed its own intelligence component. There are now 72 fusion centers around the country to serve as the focal points for the receipt, analysis, and sharing of threat-related information with state and local authorities. Here in the Congress, both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees are working together and are now completing work on our 3rd authorization bill in a row after a 6 year hiatus during which no intelligence authorization bills were enacted. [...] Unfortunately, as our Intelligence Community has made improvements, the terrorist threat has also changed. Instead of fighting one enemy, al Qaeda has dispersed and its affiliates have emerged in Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, and North Africa. There is a metastasizing set of groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan intent on terror attacks and violence against United States forces, including the Pakistani Taliban, the Haqqani Network, and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba. These groups have also adapted as we have improved. They have learned ways to evade surveillance and they have developed ways to attack that are difficult to defend against. [...] In sum, there are a number of areas where we have made progress since 9/11 to make the nation safer, but there are also issues that we need to continue to work on and hopefully we can do that cooperatively with the Intelligence Community and the entire Executive Branch." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; Saxby Chambliss, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence; and David P. Petraeus, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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