Linda McMahon on Homeland Security
Terrorists only need to succeed once; we must succeed always
Q: Do you consider it good luck or good planning that we have not had a major terrorist attack on American shores?
McMAHON: Both. The terrorists only need to succeed once, while we must get it right every single time.
BLUMENTHAL: While I am thankful
that there has not been a successful attack on American shores since 9/11/2001, real threats remain. It is therefore vital that we use both military and non-military methods to target and attack the terrorists where they are. This includes targeting Al
Qaeda's organizations in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen as well as its affiliates like Al-Shabaab in Somalia. At the same time, we must do more at home to remedy the unacceptable flaws exposed in our homeland security, by improving information sharing,
bringing together the best technology and the most effective management strategies to get people working across agencies, and to engage the private sector to collect, understand, and mobilize information in real time to improve our national security.
Source: Connecticut Jewish Ledger coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate
, Sep 29, 2010
Opposed to trying terrorists in civilian court
I'm opposed to trying terrorists in civilian court and I disagree with Attorney General Holder's decision to try 9/11 terrorist mastermind
Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian court rather than in a military tribunal. A military tribunal trial will better protect sensitive national security information.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, www.linda2010.com, "Issues"
, Sep 1, 2010
We need a strong national defense second to none
Our troops have to know that we are committed to their success. One of the greatest responsibilities our government has is to provide security for the American people. I believe that we should have a strong national defense second to none.
In this post-9/11 world, national security includes both domestic and foreign threats.
I'm opposed to trying terrorists in civilian court. A military tribunal trial will better protect sensitive national security information.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, linda2010.com, "Issues"
, Jul 20, 2010
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