Homeland Security Alert as 9/11 Nears

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano issued a statement  on terrorist threats as the U.S. nears the 10th anniversary of 9/11. "We remain at a heightened state of vigilance and security measures are in place to detect and prevent plots," the Secretary said.

“As we approach the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the safety and security of the American public remains our highest priority. While threats remain, our nation is stronger than it was on 9/11, more prepared to confront evolving threats, and more resilient than ever before.

"While there is no specific or credible intelligence that al-Qa'ida or its affiliates are plotting attacks in the United States to coincide with the ten year anniversary of 9/11, we remain at a heightened state of vigilance and security measures are in place to detect and prevent plots against the United States should they emerge.

"Homeland security is a shared responsibility, and everyone plays an important role in helping to keep our communities safe and secure. We remind our federal, state, local partners, and the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement authorities.”

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