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eight years the Clinton administration fought hard to counter terrorism,
and while we didn't accomplish all that we hoped, we had some important
from Roger Cressey, National Security Council senior director for
counterterrorism from 1999-2001, and Gayle Smith, special assistant
president for African affairs from 1998-2001, to Richard
Miniter's book "Losing Bin Laden," "which includes a number
of erroneous allegations about the Clinton administration's counterterrorism
record, many of which were then published in this newspaper."
FALSE Claim That Clinton Did Nothing to Stop Terrorism
or Capture Those Who Performed Terrorist Acts
Claim: The Clinton administration failed to track down the perpetrators
of several terrorist attacks against Americans.
Administration Counter Terrorism Initiative
Actions Already Announced by the President
Pass the Omnibus Counter-Terrorism Act of 1995
(2) Provide more tools to federal law enforcement agencies fighting
(3) Conduct terrorism threat assessment of every federal facility
in the country within the next 60 days
(4) Direct GSA to replace the federal building in Oklahoma City.
(5) Direct the FBI Director, the Attorney General, and the National
Security Adviser to prepare a Presidential Decision Directive authorizing
any and all further steps necessary to combat foreign and domestic
New Legislative Proposals
Clinton Wars" Excerpts: How the GOP Undercut Clinton's Efforts
to Fight Terrorism
details how the Republican Congress and former FBI Director Louis
Freeh (who allied himself with the anti-Clinton forces) undercut
Clinton's efforts to fight terrorism. The excerpt also touches upon
how after the impeachment trial, pseudo-scandal mongering by the
media -- including the New York Times -- helped deflect public attention
from President Clinton's struggle with terrorism."
Moscow Summit and Nuclear Terrorism
headlines surrounding the Moscow summit meeting between President Clinton
and Russian President Vladimir Putin focused primarily on the growing
but inconclusive dialogue over mounting a defense against ballistic
missiles launched from rogue states. Only scant media attention has
been paid to concrete agreements related to the threat of nuclear terrorism."
reorganises to combat terror
November 12, 1999
US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced a major reorganisation,
with a greater emphasis on the prevention of terrorist attacks against
Clinton's Speech on Terrorist Attacks
August 20, 1998
target was terror. Our mission was clear -- to strike at the network
of radical groups affiliated with and funded by Osama bin Laden, perhaps
the preeminent organizer and financier of international terrorism in
the world today."
1997 Annual Defense Report
terrorism requires patience, courage, imagination, and restraint. Perspective
is essential. Overreaction and bombast play into terrorist hands. Good
intelligence, a professional security force, and a measured response
are necessary. Most important for any democracy in its struggle against
terrorism is a public that is informed and engaged, and understands
the nature of the threat, its potential cost, and why the fight against
terrorism is its fight too. It is how well the United States meets this
challenge that will determine the winners, the losers, and the price
paid by each."
wants Senate to hurry with new anti-terrorism laws
July 30, 1996
while the president pushed for quick legislation, Republican lawmakers
hardened their stance against some of the proposed anti-terrorism measures."
HOUSE FACT SHEET ON COUNTER-TERRORISM MEASURES
-- The counter-terrorism measures signed into law by President Clinton
October 9 constitute a broad-based strategy ranging from increased
at federal buildings to tighter scrutiny of aircraft cargo."
Peres sign counter-terrorism accord
United States will supply Israel with $100 million in equipment, training
and aid under a counter-terrorism accord signed Tuesday at the White
House by President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres."
SHEET - Counter-Terrorism
The White House's Position on Terrorism
all my fellow Americans ... I say, one thing we owe those who have sacrificed
is the duty to purge ourselves of the dark forces which gave rise to
this evil. They are forces that threaten our common peace, our freedom,
our way of life."
State Fair Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma April 23, 1995
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