September 11th Commission Vice-Chairman Lee Hamilton spoke at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law on Friday. He reflected on what the United States must do to be safer.
Students, Faculty and Staff listened as Vice Chairman Hamilton spoke about national security. IU law student Sebastian Arduengo, says while the perspective is unique national security should put civil liberties at the forefront.
“Why we were attacked? Who attacked us? What can we do better to prevent such a tax in the future?” “I think the 9/11 Commission laid down the definitive story of the September 11 attacks,” Arduengo said.
The 9/11 commission mandate led to 42 recommendations to improve security, some of which haven’t been implemented. Hamilton urged the continued pursuit of more stringent U.S. security.
“I think terrorism has become a more complicated phenomenon more diffuse, not a single center of power more Americans involved in it more radicalization of Islam the attacks we cannot assume we can prevent those attacks,” Hamilton said.
“We have to keep our guard up, we cannot be complacent so it remains a serious, but not an existential threat to the United States.”
Hamilton added in his counter terrorism outline that the U.S must protect the homeland first.