Fifteen years after the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and it is natural to reflect on our homeland security. It seemed a good time to sit down with the nation's first homeland security adviser to a president and later the first Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge. Ridge was Governor of Pennsylvania on that Tuesday, and by Friday he had moved to DC to coordinate America's domestic response to the terrorist threat. What does he make of DHS today? What would he have done differently? Listen to his honest take on how to put terrorism in perspective, the color code system, the real lessons of Hurricane Katrina and what more needs to be done. A special Security Mom podcast, dedicated to those who lost so much that day in 2001.
15 Years Later: Juliette Kayyem and Tom Ridge Reflect on 9/11
Tom Ridge: 15 Years After 9/11 (Podcast)
September 6, 2016