9:30 am EDT - 11:00 am EDT

Past Event

The Response to Terrorism: America Mobilizes

Friday, September 21, 2001

9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT

The Brookings Institution
Fail Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

At this second in an on-going series of press briefings on America’s response to the terrorism threat, Brookings scholars will assess the options for America’s response and what President Bush and his administration have done so far in meeting the first important test of his presidency.

Experts will examine what forms of military response the United States may undertake following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Other topics to be discussed include:

  • Building an anti-terrorism military coalition.
  • President Bush’s leadership style, including his formal speeches and other communications, and the virtual disappearance of partisan politics from Washington.
  • What is the extent of state support of terrorism and what options does the United States have to address it.

The Brookings experts will make brief presentations and answer questions. Participants in this press briefing will include: