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First DHS secretary: Today’s threats worse than post-9/11

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The first Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary said Sunday that the threats from abroad are worse today than what the United States faced immediately following the 9/11 attacks. Tom Ridge, who served as DHS secretary from 2003 to 2005, painted a bleak picture of the dangers posed by groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“The threats are much more serious and much more complicated than on Sept. 12, 2001,” he told CNN’s “State of the Union,” adding that law enforcement is overwhelmed by the possibility of a domestic, lone-wolf attack. More.

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