May 26th, 2013
11:13 AM ET
1 year ago

New terror stance worries Republicans

(CNN) – The new era in America's war on terror - described by President Barack Obama in a major address Thursday - worries some Republicans, who say the phase-down could leave the country vulnerable to still-persistent threats from abroad.

In his remarks, Obama insisted the fight against terrorists must shift to reflect current threat levels, which he described as having evolved since the attacks of September 11, 2001. The global "war on terror," launched in the aftermath of those attacks, must end, "like all wars," the president maintained.
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Filed under: Mike McCaul • Terrorism
Full Remarks: Obama announces changes to counterterrorism policy
May 23rd, 2013
02:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Full Remarks: Obama announces changes to counterterrorism policy

(CNN) – President Barack Obama announced changes to American counterterrorism policy Thursday in a speech at the National Defense University in Washington. Below are his remarks, as prepared for delivery.
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Filed under: President Obama • Terrorism
Inside Guantanamo Bay
May 23rd, 2013
07:51 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama speech to focus on drones, Gitmo

Washington (CNN) - From the targeted killing of Americans overseas to the future of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama will lay out the framework and legal rationale for his administration's counterterrorism policy in a widely anticipated speech on Thursday.

Administration officials tell CNN that Obama will use the National Defense University speech to continue to call on engagement with Congress on aspects of national security, more transparency in the use of drones, and a review of threats facing the United States.

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Filed under: President Obama • Terrorism
Obama to give much-anticipated speech on terrorism, drones
May 19th, 2013
12:33 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to give much-anticipated speech on terrorism, drones

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will deliver long-promised remarks Thursday explaining the legal framework behind the decisions he makes to use drones against terrorist threats and further detail the administration’s counterterrorism policy, according to a White House official.

In his speech at the National Defense University, the president also plans to review the state of threats the country currently faces and efforts to close down Guantanamo Bay's detention facility, the official said.
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Filed under: President Obama • Terrorism
CNN/Time Poll: Cutback civil liberties to fight terror?
May 1st, 2013
04:00 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN/Time Poll: Cutback civil liberties to fight terror?

Washington (CNN) – Although worries about terrorism have edged up following the Boston Marathon bombings, a new national poll indicates only four in ten Americans say they are willing to give up some civil liberties to fight terrorism.

And according to a CNN/Time/ORC International survey, the public is particularly concerned about the government eavesdropping on their cell phones or reading their email.
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Poll: Jump in those who say terrorism part of life
April 23rd, 2013
01:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Jump in those who say terrorism part of life

(CNN) - A new poll indicates a spike in the percentage of Americans who say that occasional acts of terrorism will be part of life in the future.

But according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted after last week's Boston Marathon bombings, there's no rise in public concerns about another terrorist attack here in the U.S.
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Filed under: Polls • Terrorism
Delayed immigration rollout could face more opposition
April 17th, 2013
11:07 AM ET
2 years ago

Delayed immigration rollout could face more opposition

Washington (CNN) – A bipartisan plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system, in the works for months, faced delays this week as lawmakers and President Barack Obama shifted focus to the bomb attack in Boston.

But the measure, which was formally filed for consideration in the Senate early Wednesday, already faces blowback from some opponents of immigration reform, who argue Monday's attack - which was committed by a yet unknown perpetrator – should be cause for reconsidering any reform making it easier for immigrants to gain citizenship.
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Filed under: Immigration • Louie Gohmert • Steve King • Terrorism
Did the president hit delete on his national security stump speech?
October 17th, 2012
08:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Did the president hit delete on his national security stump speech?

Athens, Ohio (CNN) – A standard line in the president's stump speech that touts his administration's efforts to target al Qaeda has been missing from recent stops, in the wake of the Libya terror attacks.

"I said we'd refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11, and today al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead," the president has said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Al Qaeda • President Obama • Terrorism
Romney reacts to Bulgaria 'terrorist attack'
July 18th, 2012
05:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney reacts to Bulgaria 'terrorist attack'

(CNN) – Reacting to the deadly explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday released the following statement:

"The terrorist attack today in Bulgaria is a sobering reminder that the scourge of terrorism continues to threaten all free people. My heart goes out to the victims and their families, and to all Israelis who have been the targets of such brutal and cowardly violence for so long. We must stand together in the fight against terrorism, and we must prevail."

While key Israeli politicians pointed to Iran as the likely instigator, Romney made no mention of the country in his response.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Terrorism
Gingrich describes Obama as a national security risk
February 21st, 2012
10:11 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich describes Obama as a national security risk

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday stood by comments he made the previous day urging voters to defeat President Barack Obama as a "duty of national security."

Asked what he meant by his remarks, the former House speaker said the president's policies pander to Islamic countries and the federal government refuses to "talk accurately about radical Islam."

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Oklahoma • President Obama • Terrorism
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