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Leon Panetta: US Developed 'Remarkable Capabilities' to Prevent Another 9/11

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Former Defense Secretary and Director of the CIA Leon Panetta said Sunday the development of "some remarkable capabilities" has helped the United States "prevent another 9/11-type attack on the country."

In an interview with CNN on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, Panetta ticked off some development since the Sept. 11, 2001.

Video of the remarks was posted by The Hill. 


"I think 15 years after 9/11 has marked a period where the United States has really developed the capability of dealing with the threat from terrorism," he said, noting improved intelligence capability, the ability to track and do surveillance on terrorists and the military's work to counter terrorism operations.

"We've developed some remarkable capabilities. And I think the bottom line is we've been able as a result of that to at least prevent another 9/11-type attack on this country."

Panetta said, however, more work remains ahead.

"Terrorism has continued to metastasize," he said. "We're dealing with ISIS, we're dealing with Boko Haram, we're dealing with Al-Shabaab. We're dealing with the treat of lone wolf attacks in this country. All of that remains."

Panetta, who is a supporter of Hillary Clinton, praised the Democratic nominee for her preparedness for being commander in chief

"I think she is somebody who can provide the kind of experience and the kind of diligence and care that a president has to use in dealing with a lot of threats that we're confronting in the world," he said.

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Former Defense Secretary and Director of the CIA Leon Panetta said Sunday the development of some remarkable capabilities has helped the United States prevent another 9/11-type attack on the country. In an interview with CNN on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist...
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