Between and the signing of the Welfare Reform bill inthe Administration granted waivers to a record 43 states. Those waivers laid the foundation of the new welfare reform law by strengthening work requirements, time-limiting assistance and demanding parental responsibility. The previous administration vetoed the bill twice. Vaccination levels are nearly the same for preschool children of all racial and ethnic groups, narrowing a gap estimated to be as wide as 26 percentage points a generation ago.
We have come together with a unity of purpose because our nation demands it. September 11,was a day of unprecedented shock and suffering in the history of the United States. The nation was unprepared. An airliner traveling at hundreds of miles per hour and carrying some 10, gallons of jet fuel plowed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
Fire and smoke billowed upward. Steel, glass, ash, and bodies fell below.
The Twin Towers, where up to 50, people worked each day, both collapsed less than 90 minutes later. It had been aimed at the United States Capitol or the White House, and was forced down by heroic passengers armed with the knowledge that America was under attack.
More than 2, people died at the World Trade Center; died at the Pentagon; died on the four planes. The death toll surpassed that at Pearl Harbor in December This immeasurable pain was inflicted by 19 young Arabs acting at the behest of Islamist extremists headquartered in distant Afghanistan. Some had been in the United States for more than a year, mixing with the rest of the population.
Though four had training as pilots, most were not well-educated. Most spoke English poorly, some hardly at all. In groups of four or five, carrying with them only small knives, box cutters, and cans of Mace or pepper spray, they had hijacked the four planes and turned them into deadly guided missiles.
Why did they do this? How was the attack planned and conceived? How did the U.
What can we do in the future to prevent similar acts of terrorism? Islamist extremists had given plenty of warning that they meant to kill Americans indiscriminately and in large numbers. Although Usama Bin Ladin himself would not emerge as a signal threat until the late s, the threat of Islamist terrorism grew over the decade.
They killed six and wounded a thousand. Plans by Omar Abdel Rahman and others to blow up the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and other New York City landmarks were frustrated when the plotters were arrested.
In OctoberSomali tribesmen shot down U. In earlypolice in Manila uncovered a plot by Ramzi Yousef to blow up a dozen U.
In Novembera car bomb exploded outside the office of the U. The attack was carried out primarily by Saudi Hezbollah, an organization that had received help from the government of Iran.
Untilthe U. The attacks killed people, including 12 Americans, and wounded thousands more.
In DecemberJordanian police foiled a plot to bomb hotels and other sites frequented by American tourists, and a U.
Customs agent arrested Ahmed Ressam at the U. Canadian border as he was smuggling in explosives intended for an attack on Los Angeles International Airport. In Octoberan al Qaeda team in Aden, Yemen, used a motorboat filled with explosives to blow a hole in the side of a destroyer, the USS Cole, almost sinking the vessel and killing 17 American sailors.
But by Septemberthe executive branch of the U. Who Is the Enemy? Who is this enemy that created an organization capable of inflicting such horrific damage on the United States?
We now know that these attacks were carried out by various groups of Islamist extremists. In the s, young Muslims from around the world went to Afghanistan to join as volunteers in a jihad or holy struggle against the Soviet Union. A wealthy Saudi, Usama Bin Ladin, was one of them.
Following the defeat of the Soviets in the late s, Bin Ladin and others formed al Qaeda to mobilize jihads elsewhere. The history, culture, and body of beliefs from which Bin Ladin shapes and spreads his message are largely unknown to many Americans.
He appeals to people disoriented by cyclonic change as they confront modernity and globalization. Bin Ladin also stresses grievances against the United States widely shared in the Muslim world. He inveighed against the presence of U.the united states believed it would force better relations with the soviet union President Richard Nixon readily admitted soon after the Watergate break in that his administration had obstructed justice.
Former President Obama’s attorney general of the United States, Loretta Lynch, used a phony name to cover an examination into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server, suggests an admission from Lynch’s lawyer.
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THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT. Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. We present the narrative of this report and the recommendations that flow from it to the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the American people for their consideration.
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