Domestic Terrorist Attacks
What should be the broad themes that govern our approach to guarding against future domestic terrorist attacks?
We’re a much stronger country when we work in concert with our neighbors and allies and deal with the rest of the world with respect. We’re a much stronger country when we hold true to our values and our heritage, when our moral authority isn’t compromised. I think there is a battle of ideas, and we have to be true to what we stand for.
I think when it comes to the nature of our defense in our own homeland, I think we should follow the recommendations of the 9/11 commission. We should look at where we’re vulnerable, we should pay more attention to our first responders, pay more attention to our ports, and to our major energy facilities--starting with our nuclear power plants.