After the terrorist strikes on Sept. 11, the U.S. government vowed to do all it could to make Americans safer. However, a new report shows the U.S. lagging in key areas.
The 9/11 Commission, which made recommendations in the months following the attacks, says the country remains vulnerable. Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson served on that panel that crafted a blueprint for national security.
Thompson says a decade after the attacks, more needs to be done. He spoke with Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford.