Thank you for inviting me to be here today and to speak to you about the important subject of homeland security.
Supported by my friend and colleague Ted Sorensen, I became a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in July 2001. As soon as I joined the Council, I learned by attendance at meetings here that this is a terrific organization for the receipt of information and the bipartisan exchange of ideas concerning America’s foreign policy and national security. I’m sorry that in recent years I have not been able to visit East 68th Street much. I’ve been busy in Washington.