CLIP: President Obama on 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
AIR DATE: Friday, September 11, 2015
President Obama recounts his memories from the day of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.p>
- 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.
- HOMELAND SECURITY SINCE 9/11 (Video - 5 min)
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.
- 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.
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September 11, National Security, Terrorism, Homeland Security, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs & Defense, U.S. Military, President Obama