Experts Fault Paltry Funding, Lack of Port Security Strategy

October 2004
Sea Power;Oct2004, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p6
The article focuses on port security management in the U.S. Three years have ticked by since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, yet Washington has done little to address the vulnerability of U.S. ports to the threat of terrorism, according to a panel of homeland security analysts who testified before a House subcommittee last month. Former Navy Secretary John Lehman, a member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States--also known as the 9/11 Commission, which investigated intelligence and security, lapses that failed to prevent the 2001 attacks, told House lawmakers no top-down strategic look at resource allocation has been conducted since the attacks.


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