Изображения страниц
PDF
EPUB

Y 4.H 75:108-25

FED - DOCS PERSPECTIVES ON 9/11: BUILDING EFFECTIVELY

ON HARD LESSONS

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SELECT COMMITTEE ON

HOMELAND SECURITY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

SEPTEMBER 10, 2003

Serial No. 108–25

Printed for the use of the Select Committee on Homeland Security

DEPOSITORY

MAR 1 5 2005

STANFORD UNIVERSIT

INSSON LIBRAR

Available via the World Wide Web: http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

96-971 PDF

WASHINGTON : 2004

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office Internet: bookstore.gpo.gov Phone: toll free (866) 512–1800; DC area (202) 512–1800

Fax: (202) 512–2250 Mail: Stop SSOP, Washington, DC 20402–0001

SELECT COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY

CHRISTOPHER Cox, California, Chairman JENNIFER DUNN, Washington

JIM TURNER, Texas, Ranking Member C.W. BILL YOUNG, Florida

BENNIE G. THOMPSON, Mississippi
Don YOUNG, Alaska

LORETTA SANCHEZ, California
F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., Wisconsin EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts
W.J. (BILLY) TAUZIN, Louisiana

NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington
DAVID DREIER, California

BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts DUNCAN HUNTER, California

JANE HARMAN, California HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky

BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, Maryland SHERWOOD BOEHLERT, New York

LOUISE MCINTOSH SLAUGHTER, New York LAMAR S. SMITH, Texas

PETER A. DEFAZIO, Oregon CURT WELDON, Pennsylvania

NITA M. LOWEY, New York CHRISTOPHER SHAYS, Connecticut

ROBERT E. ANDREWS, New Jersey PORTER J. Goss, Florida

ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON, District of DAVE CAMP, Michigan

Columbia LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART, Florida

ZOE LOFGREN, California BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia

KAREN MCCARTHY, Missouri ERNEST J. ISTOOK, JR., Oklahoma

SHEILA JACKSON-LEE, Texas PETER T. KING, New York

BILL PASCRELL, JR., New Jersey JOHN LINDER, Georgia

DONNA M. CHRISTENSEN, U.S. Virgin Islands JOHN B. SHADEGG, Arizona

BOB ETHERIDGE, North Carolina MARK E. SOUDER, Indiana

CHARLES GONZALEZ, Texas MAC THORNBERRY, Texas

KEN LUCAS, Kentucky JIM GIBBONS, Nevada

JAMES R. LANGEVIN, Rhode Island
KAY GRANGER, Texas

KENDRICK B. MEEK, Florida
PETE SESSIONS, Texas
JOHN E. SWEENEY, New York

JOHN GANNON, Chief of Staff
UTTAM DHILLON, Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director
DAVID H. SCHANZER, Democrat Staff Director

MICHAEL S. TWINCHEK, Chief Clerk

(II)

CONTENTS

Page

STATEMENTS

[blocks in formation]

The Honorable Christopher Cox, Chairman Select Committee on Homeland

Security

Oral Statement

Prepared Statement

The Honorable Dave Camp, Chairman Subcommittee on Infrastructure and

Border Security

The Honorable Donna M. Christensen, a Representative in Congress From

U.S. Virgin Islands

The Honorable Norman D. Dicks, a Representative in Congress From the

State of Washington

The Honorable Jennifer Dunn, a Representative in Congress From the State

of Washington

The Honorable Bob Etheridge, a Representative in Congress From the State

of North Carolina

Oral Statement

Prepared Statement

The Honorable James S. Gilmore, Former Governor of the Commonwealth

of Virginia & Chairman Advisory Panel to Assess the Capabilities for

Domestic Response to Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction

Oral Statement

Prepared Statement

The Honorable Porter Goss, Chairman Select Committee on Intelligence

The Honorable Jane Harman, a Representative in Congress From the State

of California

Ms. Eleanor Hill, Staff Director, Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry

Oral Statement

Prepared Statement

The Honorable Peter T. King, a Representative in Congresss From the State

of New York
The Honorable James R. Langevin, a Representative in Congress From the

State of Rhode Island
The Honorable Sheila Jackson-Lee, a Representative in Congress From the

State of Texas

The Honorable Nita M. Lowey, a Representative in Congress From the State

New York

The Honorable Kendrick B. Meek, a Representative in Congress From the

State of Florida

The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Representative in Congress From

the District of Columbia

The Honorable Bill Pascrell, Jr., a Representative in Congress From the

State of New Jersey

The Honorable Christopher Shays, a Representative in Congress From the

State of Connnecticut

The Honorable Louise McIntosh Slaughter, a Representative in Congress

From the State of New York

Prepared Statement

The Honorable Bennie G. Thompson, a Representative in Congress From

the State of Mississippi

56

16

59

Page

The Honorable Jim Turner, a Representative in Congress From the State

of Texas
Oral Statement
Prepared Statement

6 8

MATERIAL SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD

Questions and Responses submitted for the Record

72

PRESPECTIVES ON 9/11: BUILDING
EFFECTIVELY ON HARD LESSONS

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SELECT COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY,

Washington, D.C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 2:45 p.m., in Room 345, Cannon House Office Building, Hon. Christopher Cox (chairman of the committee) presiding.

Present: Representatives Cox, Dunn, Smith, Shays, Goss, Camp, King, Linder, Thornberry, Gibbons, Granger, Sessions, Sweeney, Turner, Thompson, Sanchez, Dicks, Harman, Cardin, Slaughter, DeFazio, Lowey, Norton, Lofgren, McCarthy, Jackson-Lee, Pascrell, Christensen, Etheridge, Lucas, Langevin, Meek, Weldon and DiazBalart.

Chairman Cox. This hearing will come to order. The full Committee on Homeland Security is meeting today to consider perspectives on September 11th, one day before its anniversary. Our hearing is titled “Building Effectively on Hard Lessons.” Our witnesses will be Ms. Eleanor Hill, the Staff Director of the Joint Intelligence Committee inquiry, and the Honorable Jim Gilmore, former Governor of Virginia and Chairman of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction.

We will shortly welcome our witnesses after brief opening statements.

I think everyone recognized what a beautiful day it was today in Washington, D.C. in fact, the weatherman, as I drove in this morning, said it was the nicest day that he remembers in our Nation's Capital. Two years ago it was very different. The view across the Potomac, as I evacuated as a Member of the House leadership down 295, was all black over the Pentagon and it appeared in fact that the entire cityscape of Washington, D.C. was aflame in smoke and that our government was threatened as we had witnessed only in featured films.

I don't think we will ever forget, any of us, where we were that day or what went through our minds. And in that sense, 2 years ago was very recent. We can always draw it back. For my part, I spent the morning of September 11th, as it happened, at the Pentagon in the private dining room of the Secretary of Defense, Don Rumsfeld. Paul Wolfowitz was there as well, and we were discussing how important it was for Congress to take a different look at our national security to prepare for unconventional threats, not to fight the old wars of the past but to deal with the future. And

(1)

« ПредыдущаяПродолжить »