Trent Van Haaften on Homeland Security

Last Updated : Oct 03, 2010

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Homeland Security and the Terrorist Threat

Our troops have done everything we have asked of them. They have performed brilliantly and far too many have given the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. We cannot thank them enough for their courage, their patriotism and the sacrifices they and their families are making. We now need to show them our support by ensuring that they have the necessary equipment and realistic timelines for their service overseas.

We are at war with Al Qaeda because they attacked us – and we need to make sure they can never do it again.

More than eight years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, America is still the target of Islamic extremists. Trent supports using all aspects of our national power to combat that threat. Here at home, that means distributing anti-terrorism funding to state and local governments wisely. It also means working to increase the security of air travel and more closely monitoring cargo at our ports for dangerous shipments. To preserve our way of life we can never let our guard down. Keeping America safe must be our top priority.

 

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