As a response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, America led a global counterterrorism campaign of limitless scope. Its military dimension involved major wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, covert operations in Yemen and elsewhere, large-scale military assistance programs for cooperative regimes, and major increases in military spending. Included are speeches from presidents, world leaders, military personnel, and others supporting and opposing the efforts.
Produced by the Speech Resource Company and fully narrated by Robert Wikstrom
President George W. Bush, morning of 9/11 attackPresident George W. Bush, evening of 9/11 attackDonald Rumsfeld, Pentagon briefing, 9/11/01Senators John Warner & Hillary Clinton, 9/12/01National Day of Prayer, George W. Bush & Billy Graham, 9/13/01George W. Bush address to Congress, 9/20/01Mayor Rudy Giuliani address to the United Nations, 10/1/01George W. Bush, first anniversary of 9/11, 9/11/02George W. Bush, threat of Iraq, 10/7/02George W. Bush, State of the Union, 1/28/03George W. Bush threatens Saddam HusseinSenator Robert Byrd, opposing war in IraqGeorge W. Bush, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 3/19/03Prime Minister Tony Blair, address to Congress, 7/17/03Condoleezza Rice, testimony before the 9/11 CommissionGeorge W. Bush/John Kerry presidential debate, 9/30/04Tony Blair press conference, 7/28/06Former Vice President Dick Cheney reflects on 9/11President Barack Obama, announcing death of Osama bin Laden, 5/1/11Barack Obama, destroying ISIS, 9/10/14Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address to Congress, 3/3/15Barack Obama, dedication of 9/11 Memorial, 5/15/15General Jack Keane, congressional testimony, 5/21/15Senator John McCain, address to Congress, 11/17/15Hillary Clinton, defeating ISIS, 11/19/15Candidate Hillary Clinton at Stanford University, 3/23/16Jeremy Corbyn, Manchester massacre, 5/26/17President Donald Trump, Pentagon 9/11 Museum, 9/11/17