Momentum has waned in the U.S. fight against terrorism, a federal panel said on Monday, and the chairman urged the government not to let events like the capture of Saddam Hussein lead to complacency at home. In its final report to President Bush and Congress, the Gilmore Commission — mandated in 1999 by the Clinton administration to assess the country’s preparedness for terrorist strikes — warned of a slowdown in progress in the U.S. domestic security front since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The 17-member panel said it had hoped the strong reaction in the wake of the 2001 attacks would result in a comprehensive national strategy to prevent future terrorist attacks. Full Story
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