Tom Ridge became the nation’s first assistant to the president for Homeland Security and later the first secretary of Homeland Security in 2001. Previously, he was twice elected governor of Pennsylvania after serving as a congressman. Ridge is the president and CEO of Ridge Global, a firm that consults worldwide on security, risk management, and technology integration.
Lary Bloom cowrote Letters from Nuremberg: My Father’s Narrative of a Quest for Justice with Senator Christopher J. Dodd and is the author of The Writer Within.
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IN THE HARROWING DAYS AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, the President of the United States reached out to one man to help guide the nation in its quest to shore up...