15th anniversary of 9/11 prompts new terrorism task force

Former N.J. Gov. Kean

Former N.J. Gov. Kean

Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., a former New Jersey governor said the work against terrorism needs an infusion of new energy. 

Former Gov. Tom Kean said vigilance has prevented another major attack from happening in the U.S. in the decade and a half since terrorists targeted the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

“On the other hand, we’ve had a lot of small attacks, each one of them doing their own damage, with loss of life,” he said. “Around the world, the situation is even more dangerous than on 9/11.”

Kean, who co-chaired the official 9/11 Commission,  is moving to establish  an anti-terrorism task force.

“We’re working militarily,” he said. “We’re working in terms of terrorist investigation inside our own country, but we haven’t really focused all our attention on the ideology and how to beat that ideology.”

Kean said the group will form later this year.

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