9/11 Commission lays out new threats facing US

Lee Hamilton, former co-chair of the 9-11 Commission, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 30, 2011, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the ten-year report on circumstances surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and what has been learned since. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Lee Hamilton, former co-chair of the 9-11 Commission, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 30, 2011, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the ten-year report on circumstances surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and what has been learned since. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(KXAN) — Ten years later, the 9/11 Commission is back and saying the American people are at risk for another attack and that the public has become complacent and congressional red tape has crippled our nation’s ability to protect you.

“Surely our political leaders can forgo their political polarization to better protect the United States and all Americans,” said Lee Hamilton, the commission’s co-chair.

This new threat report was written by the same commission put together by President Bush following the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. Now, the members have come back together as private citizens with a follow-up.

In addition to threats, particularly Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula, one of the most dangerous battlefields is online.

“The vulnerability of our cyber systems and vast stealing of intellectual property over the internet pose a huge national security challenge,” Hamilton added.

Central Texas Congressman Michael McCaul will hold a Homeland Security Committee hearing on this new 9/11 report Tuesday in Washington.

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