Secretary Clinton delivered a masterful speech a few days ago on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the American homeland. Speaking at the John Jay School of Criminal Justice in New York City, she reviewed the past decade of activity, articulated the Administration’s multi-layered strategy for addressing violent extremism, and brought to the topic the nuance, intellect, and candor that it requires.

Her words are well worth reading or viewing:



The John Jay School, named after the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, was an apt venue for the speech. For decades John Jay has trained law enforcement and public service leaders, and on 9-11 it lost more students and alumni than any other educational institution in the country. Many of those lost were first responders who raced into the burning, crumbling Towers to attempt to rescue people trapped inside.

The Secretary’s words were a powerful way to commemorate those murdered ten years ago and to map the path forward.