Waynesville, Mo.—Today, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) released the statement below in response to the successful prevention of a potential terrorist attack: 

“After speaking with a senior official from the Transportation Security Administration, I commend our intelligence community, the Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense for successfully detecting and preventing a terrorist attack. This is another instance of the increased measures taken in recent years to strengthen our national security.” 

“We must use this incident as a reminder of the need to remain vigilant and continue to pursue Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda, and its affiliates in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as to continue to work with the Yemeni government to address terrorist threats to our international security.”