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    Awlaki Death: Another Blow to Al-Qaeda

    According to media reports, Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni-American Islamist radical who played an increasingly influential role in the al-Qaeda network, was killed in a CIA drone strike earlier today in Yemen. Awlaki was reported to have been killed at least twice before, and one of his brothers reportedly already has … More

    Too Many Cooks in the Homeland Security Kitchen

    Recently released information from the 9/11 Commission reveals that its original recommendation to condense and consolidate congressional oversight for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has yet to be implemented. This leaves homeland security at risk and bound by its own committees. In 2003, DHS was subject to oversight by … More

    Confronting Terror: A Special Book Event on Remembering 9/11

    With the 10th anniversary of 9/11, some touching remembrances have been written, but also an increasing number of op-eds, editorials and blog posts, the theme of which are “let’s stop looking back at 9/11 and start moving forward.”  The second response is bad advice for several reasons. While I appreciate … More

    Remembering 9/11: A New Perspective on the World

    At 8:50 a.m. on September 11, 2001, second period began. Four minutes earlier, American Airlines Flight 11 had crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.  At that moment, however, the students and teachers at my suburban Ohio high school remained blissfully unaware. On that cool, fall morning … More

    Remembering 9/11: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

    Reflecting back on September 11, 2001 as we reach the 10th year anniversary of that date, I am reminded – as we all are – of where we were on that day. I was actually a state legislator in Florida, and I was sitting in the Capitol when these events … More

    On 9/11 Anniversary, Obama Administration Has Conflicting Messages

    The Obama Administration has been seeking advice on how to calibrate its messaging on the 10th anniversary of September 11, conscious of how it may play in the media both domestically and internationally. The conclusion that seems to have been reached by the White House speechwriters is that prudence calls … More

    Remembering 9/11: Rep. Mike Pence -- From Tragedy to Triumph

    This is a guest post by Rep. Mike Pence  (R-IN) for our special blog series on 9/11. Like every American, I will never forget where I was on the morning of September 11, 2001. As a Member of Congress from Indiana, that day my duties took me to Capitol Hill … More

    Never Forget: Our Military 10 Years Later

    As America approaches the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 this weekend, it is unreal to think that the U.S. now has the smallest Navy since 1916. The House Armed Services Committee has a new video detailing the downsizing of the American military and many more unbelievable facts about the state it … More

    Being Relentless About 9/11

    I did not experience the 9/11 attack personally, and very fortunately did not lose anyone I know in that vicious act of terrorism. But it did mark a significant change in my life, since it marked my move to Washington. In fact, I was upstairs in our bedroom in Atlanta … More

    Remembering 9/11: Gary Sinise - A Few Thoughts, Ten Years Later

    It was just after 6 a.m. in Los Angeles. “Daddy, wake up. Watch the TV.” Like so many others, this is how I began my day on September 11, 2001. My eight year-old standing there, pointing to the television, before my wife ran into the bedroom. “Two planes hit the … More