"With the twin towers and the Pentagon still smoldering, our country on edge, and a stream of intelligence coming in about potential new attacks, my administration faced immediate challenges. We had to respond to the attack on our country. We had to wage an unprecedented war against an enemy unlike any we had fought before. We had to find the terrorists hiding in America and across the world before they were able to strike our country again. So in the early days and weeks after 9/11, I directed our government's senior national security officials to do everything in their power, within our laws, to prevent another attack." -President Bush
Interesting Article: " UN counter-terrorism chief urges continued vigilance against ‘real’ ongoing threat " by UN News. 12 January 2021. An interesting article mentioned that despite important strikes against terrorism over the past two decades, including in bringing perpetrators to justice and disrupting additional attacks, countries cannot afford to let down their guard. The COVID-19 pandemic has only amplified the need for action, as terrorists take advantage of the crisis to exploit new technologies and linkages with organized crime groups. The threat has become even more difficult to prevent, with low-cost, low-tech attacks against soft targets by so called lone wolves. Would you like to know more?