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US 'Stronger and More Resilient than Ever Before' in Fighting Terrorism

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly 10 years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. government in a new report obtained by ABC News says the nation “is stronger and more resilient than ever before” when it comes to fighting terrorism.

The Department of Homeland Security report does acknowledge that “challenges remain,” but praises the information sharing now taking place between various federal agencies, law enforcement and international partners.

The report also cites improved aviation screening and cyber network protection efforts in the country’s fight against terrorism.  The report does, however, state that the nation needs to be vigilant because threats “persist and continue to evolve.”

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano told ABC News Radio that today's information sharing, which didn’t exist on 9/11, is key because it offers “layered protection” for the American people in a sense that if one agency or law enforcement group fails to pick up a terrorist threat, other Department of Homeland Security partners are there to spot it.

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