In this edition

By on September 8, 2021
In this edition

by LOU ZICKAR

With the Taliban once again in control of Afghanistan and America marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, The Ripon Forum examines “The Lessons of 9/11” and what has been learned — and not learned — from that tragic and fateful day.

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A MEETING TO REMEMBER

By on September 8, 2021
A MEETING TO REMEMBER

by LOU ZICKAR

On September 11, 2001, 10 members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for breakfast at the Pentagon. This is their story.

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We Cannot Create a Safe Haven For Terrorists

By on September 8, 2021
We Cannot Create a Safe Haven For Terrorists

by JIM INHOFE

President Biden’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan allows, and even accelerates, the nation returning to the conditions that permitted the 9/11 terrorist attack to happen in the first place.

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We Cannot Be Complacent in the Face of New Threats

By on September 8, 2021
We Cannot Be Complacent in the Face of New Threats

by MICHAEL T. MCCAUL

Twenty years after the horrific attacks of September 11th, we are once again facing an Afghanistan that will serve as a refuge and training ground for terrorists.

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We Cannot Change the Past, but We Must Learn From It

By on September 8, 2021
We Cannot Change the Past, but We Must Learn From It

by JONI ERNST

The American people know that what happens over half a world away can have a direct impact on their safety. It happened on 9/11, and it can happen again.

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We Must Always Honor Our Commitments to Our Allies and Friends

By on September 8, 2021
We Must Always Honor Our Commitments to Our Allies and Friends

by ANN WAGNER

President Biden’s ill-advised, disorganized, and dishonorable flight from Afghanistan makes America less safe, and raises questions about our resolve and credibility around the world.

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We Must Never Again Underestimate Our Enemy

By on September 8, 2021
We Must Never Again Underestimate Our Enemy

by ANDREW R. GARBARINO

We downplayed the threat of terrorism 20 years ago and Americans paid the price with their lives. This is a mistake that we cannot repeat if we hope to prevent future attacks.

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We Need to Be Unified Against All Threats, Both Foreign and Domestic

By on September 8, 2021
We Need to Be Unified Against All Threats, Both Foreign and Domestic

by MICHAEL CHERTOFF

America came together in the weeks and months following 9/11, and we need to do the same in the face of continuing threats overseas and increasing threats here at home.

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Measuring the Effectiveness of the War on Terror

By on September 8, 2021
Measuring the Effectiveness of the War on Terror

by CHRISTOPHER PREBLE

Are we eliminating more terrorists than are being created? Unfortunately, no one seems to know.

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From Unity After 9/11 to the Threat of Homegrown Terror Today

By on September 8, 2021
From Unity After 9/11 to the Threat of Homegrown Terror Today

by JAVED ALI

The terrorist threat in America has evolved in a way that seemed unimaginable 20 years ago.

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