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- Develop a clear framework for domestic intelligence, one that safeguards liberty and defeats terrorists equally well.

- Improve professional development in security and public safety at all levels of government - ensuring that leaders really can lead.

As we remember those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, let’s continue to do all we can to make America more secure against all threats, natural and man-made. That effort will continue with new presidential leadership in January. It’s time for the candidates talk about it.

David Heyman is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (csis.org). James Jay Carafano is a senior research fellow for national security at the Heritage Foundation (heritage.org).