To mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, House Republicans have been sharing their reflections on how that day changed everything.
“I remember everybody’s initial feelings of shock and disbelief, which were quickly replaced by an intense determination to locate those responsible and bring them to justice,” writes Hurd. “Fifteen years later, the CIA and our other security, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies are still operating as though it is September 12, 2001. Their efforts have prevented another foreign-planned terrorist attack inside the United States from taking place.”
Hurd details the realities of the present-day threats against the United States, and highlights the efforts of House Republicans and our national security experts to thwart future attacks.
“This is not the first time the U.S. has engaged in an ideological battle. …We have learned much over the last 15 years about our enemies and about ourselves. There is no doubt in my mind we will emerge victorious from this war.”