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    Exclusion of Prayer at 9/11 Service Ignores Role of Religion in America

    This weekend will be filled with somber memorial services and poignant tributes as the nation commemorates the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The annual memorial service in New York City will have a decidedly non-religious tone, a move that has drawn the ire of many … More

    Remembering 9/11: Senator Rob Portman

    This is a guest post by Sen. Rob Portman  (R-OH) for our special blog series on 9/11. A decade has passed, but the memories of those lost remains strong today. It also is a time to remember the many Americans who showed extraordinary bravery in the face of adversity: the … More

    Remembering 9/11: Threats Remain, but America is Stronger

    This is a guest post by Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) for our special blog series on 9/11. Ten years ago a group of evil, but extremely committed religious extremists hijacked four airliners and turned them into weapons. It is difficult to relive those moments when we watched in horror and … More

    VIDEO: Remembering 9/11 - Never Quit

    As Americans prepare to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorists attacks, The Heritage Foundation has been busy reminding Congress and the public of the importance of staying the course in the War on Terror. In the past 10 years, at least 40 terrorist plots have been foiled … More

    Attacks in India Underscore Shared Interests in Counterterrorism Cooperation

    Terrorists struck again in India—this time in the nation’s capital at the High Court, where at least 11 were killed and more than 80 were injured. Today’s attack comes less than two months after serial bombings in Mumbai claimed 25 lives. While suspicions for the Mumbai attacks fell on a … More

    Uncertainty Does Not Pay Off When It Comes to the U.S. Strategic Arsenal

    The U.S. Minuteman III intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM) force faces an uncertain future, writes Mark Schneider in his recent post on DefenseNews.com. A set of Minuteman failures in the recent years is as concerning as the exponential loss of design and engineering expertise within the Air Force itself. As Schneider … More

    Reflections on 9/11: Keep America Safe, Free, and Prosperous

    I was still on active duty in the U.S. Army and stationed at the National Defense University, where I was editor of the journal Joint Force Quarterly. Before that I had been stationed at the Pentagon, so a lot of family and friends called, worried that I might have been … More

    Reflections on 9/11: Anniversary Inspires Reflection, Resolve

    Having spent the past decade working in law enforcement, I hold a special reflection on the upcoming 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11. On that day, of the more than 400 rescue workers who perished, 343 firefighters and 60 police officers from New York City and the Port … More

    Scribecast: Meet the Montana Mother Who Hunted Terrorists After 9/11

    Shannen Rossmiller doesn’t look like your typical Islamic terrorist. But somehow the blonde mother of three from Montana figured out a way to fit in, posing a terrorist in jihadist chat rooms to help law enforcement hunt enemies of America. Ten years after 9/11 inspired her to study Islamic culture … More

    Learn More About 9/11 and Its Aftermath

    September 11, 2001: the single worst terrorist attack any country has suffered in modern times. Few Americans will ever forget where they were when they got word that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center. In an instant, our nation was changed forever. Over the next week and … More