Field hearing on 9/11 lessons to be held at Ground Zero

The Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site. | Ritu Manoj Jethani /
The House Committee on Homeland Security issued a reminder Monday that a field hearing will take place at the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum in New York on Sept. 8.
The hearing, "Beyond Bin Laden's Caves and Couriers to a New Generation of Terrorists: Confronting the Challenges in a Post 9/11 World," will discuss the lessons that the U.S. government, policy makers and society at large has learned following the attacks on the World Trade Center. The hearing will also discuss the national capacity to be able to combat new terror groups and their use of the Internet and social networking and what the country can learn from first response officials and others who took action following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.    
The committee has extended the reservation date for credentialed members of the media to Thursday; those wishing to cover this hearing are asked to email with a media registration form. The committee reminds members of the media that space is limited and that only those approved by the committee will be allowed to attend.

This hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. Sept. 8 at Foundation Hall at the facility. Chairman of the committee, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), who chairs the committee, will deliver the opening remarks. No witnesses have been formally announced.

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