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CLIP: Homeland Security since 9/11


AIR DATE: Friday, September 11, 2015
OVERVIEW:

Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Michael McCaul (R-TX) delivers opening remarks on Homeland Security, terrorist threats, and lessons learned since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

FULL PROGRAM:
 

  • Lessons of September 11 Attacks (Video - 3hr 30 min)
    Former and current New York City officials and the president of the September 11th Families' Association testified at a field hearing in New York City on the lessons learned from the September 11, 2001, attacks and the country’s current readiness to combat and prevent the spread of terrorism. The hearing was held in Foundation Hall of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
     

RESOURCES:
 

  • ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
    September 11 Attacks (7 Short Video Clips)
    The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were a series of attacks against the United States, coordinated by the terrorist group, al-Qaeda. The attacks consisted of four suicide attacks using commercial airplanes to target symbolic U.S. landmarks. For the 14th anniversary of 9/11, C-SPAN Classroom has aggregated video resources, including oral history and testimonials, to help your students learn more about the day and the aftermath of the attacks.
     
  • Combating Global Terrorism (Video - 10 min)
    Former Ambassador Marc Ginsberg talked about the terrorist attacks in France and the collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Yemen, and how these events could complicate larger U.S. efforts to combat global terrorism. He also spoke about the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and its impact on U.S. peace efforts in the Middle East.
     
  • National Security Threats
    General James Mattis and Admiral William Fallon testified at a Senate Armed Services committee hearing on threats to U.S. national security.
     

PEOPLE IN THIS VIDEO:
 

  • Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX)
    Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security
KEYWORDS: September 11, National Security, Terrorism, Homeland Security, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs & Defense, U.S. Military