At a hastily called hearing, they say 9/11 commission's push for change may cause turf battles, abuses of power.
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Current system would not prevent another large-scale terrorist attack, 9/11 panel chief says.
Calm prevails for 18,000 who had prepared for the worst with the Democratic convention in town.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paid for extra hazardous materials and mass casualty training for Boston’s EMTs and paramedics in preparation for the convention.
William Cohen said Thursday that more attention must be paid to securing the nation’s borders.
The cameras help law enforcement agencies keep an eye on things inside and outside the convention hall, but raise privacy concerns.
Democratic standard-bearer says the panel should each reports every six months on the status of implementing its recommendations.
Federal intelligence agencies not prepared to develop much-needed new technology, he says.
Dozens of federal, state, and local canines help sniff out potential danger during convention week.