U.S. Navy Sailors participate in the joint command exercise Seahawk 2006 in San Diego, Calif., Aug. 24, 2006. The exercise includes port clearance, security assistance and improvised explosive device training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rialyn C. Rodrigo.)
It is no accident that a successful attack on U.S. soil has not been accomplished since 9/11. But there are no guarantees. We are at war.
The United States must remain vigilant. I chaired the first Foreign Affairs (formerly International Relations) subcommittee field hearing at Los Angeles International Airport after the 9/11 Commission released its report on the 9/11 attack. Eleven provisions of the 9/11 Implementation Act came out of my subcommittee.
In addition, I authored anti-terrorism provisions in the REAL ID Act and the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act.
Congress will continue to review our laws, our intelligence capabilities, and the adaptations made by our enemies. We will respond as necessary to give law enforcement, the intelligence community, and the military the tools they need to fight this war.