tv Hillary Clinton Holds Meeting on Terrorism CSPAN September 10, 2016 1:07am-1:25am EDT
to some degree by overturning the legal challenges that they have -- that have stood between the victims and the justice they rightly seek from foreign governments and individuals suspected of financing the 9/11 attacks. i worked extensively with the 9/11 survivors, family members, worked with the jersey girls as they became known who pushed so hard for the 9/11 commission in a was chaired by my governor, former governor, tom cane, that did joeman's work to get to the bottom of what happened and what we might do to mitigate a crisis going forward. unfortunately there still are gaps and this is one of those gaping holes that needs to be closed. here today are some of those family members, many of them widows, cassie, who works on my staff, who lost her son. mindy, monica, carol are here in the chamber and have pushed so hard for this legislation. not here but here in spirit kristen, patty, sheila, mary
and frank, also with us. they lost their son brad. these are people who said, never again needs to mean never again so no other american would suffer what they have endured at the loss of their loved ones. this is why this legislation is another measure -- major step forward. you look at the foreign sovereign immunities act, and the impediments it has placed. some of my colleagues have said earlier, we just want in court to be able to get at the truth. who was part of the facilitating, financing of the 9/11 murderers, the terrorist that is killed some 3,000 people? 50 of whom, more than 50, who lived in my congressional district. this bill also would amend the anti-terrorism act of 1987. the bill opens -- will open foreign officials to accountability to so-called secondary liability such as aiding and abetting or
conspiring with terrorist perpetrators, and these are very commonsense and modest changes to the law that will hopefully get us closer to justice for those who have suffered so much. it's great bill. again chairman goodlatte, thank you, and pete king. pete has been absolutely tenacious and our leadership has heeded those calls, are supportive. i want to thank him for ensuring it came up today prior to the 15th anniversary of that infamous event. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia reserves. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. conyers: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. appreciate the bipartisanship of this bill and he emotional but clear discussion that has gone on in support of it. and because of the importance of enacting legislation of this
importance and the recognition of the concerns raised, i know that we can continue to work with the administration to resolve these issues so that this measure can be signed into law by the president of the united states. i thank everyone who has participated and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. goodlatte: i want to say first of all thank you very much to the ranking member of the committee, the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, for working with us on this legislation. i want to congratulate the chief sponsors of the legislation, particularly congressman king who has, as
many have said here, been tenacious in pursuing justice. and i urge all of my colleagues to support monday on the communicators, inventor edward armstrong. responsible for the creation of a -- nbc. the creator of fm radio. >> when it came to fm radio, he wanted to patent royalties in addition to what he wanted to pay. a hard question. armstrong was probably asking too much.much -- armstrong made it personal. night at 8:00 eastern on
c-span two. campaign trail today, hillary clinton spoke with reporters after meeting with national security at -- experts. let's watch. mrs. clinton: good afternoon. i just finished meeting with a distinguished group of national security experts. some served under a republican democrat, some under some under both. we don't agree on -- they don't agree on everything, that they represent a great deal of expertise, experiences, and lessons learned. i asked them to join me for a candid conversation about some of the most challenging issues facing our country because i nationalhat america security must be the top priority for our next president. job, you need to
constantly seek new information and new perspective, test your assumptions, ask and answer hard questions. that is what today was about. i am grateful to these men and women for sharing your insight with me. i hope and intend that our conversations will continue. ini admit said, i believe bipartisan foreign-policy. we will not always see eye to eye. but when it comes to questions of war, peace, and safety of our cannot let party affiliation stand between us. we need to put partisanship aside and work together for the good of all of us. i know we can do it. i have seen it happen under both republican and democratic presidents. so that will be my goal if i am elected this fall. today, our main conversation was isis and other terrorist threat.
we discussed how isis is finding ways to convince young men around the world and some young women, including in our own country, to get assault weapons or strap on bombs and kill large numbers of people. we talked specifically about a strategy to protect us from that threat here at home. we went into detail on what it us protect --elp detect and prevent attacks. methods tocussed stop online recruitment, radicalizing young people on the internet. one of the points emphasized, which reserves a priority in counterterrorism strategy. the role of local governments and community leaders here at home. who truly do act as our first line of defense. homeland,rotect the
we need to take the fight to isis. that means smashing their strongholds, denying them safe havens, dismantling the global network of fighters financing and arms that supply these terrorists, which requires working closely with our allies. it does not mean sending contingents of american combat troops to take and hold territory. that is neither wise or in the interest of the united states. it is what isis wants. instead, we have to hit them from the air and intensify support for local arab and kurdish on the ground. i support deploying more special forces and trainers as needed. increases intelligence gathering and reconnaissance. i also believe it should be a top priority to take the leader battlefield,he
just like we did with osama bin laden. that will help us focus our efforts and make it very clear that no one attacked the united states or inspires attacks without being brought to justice. today, we talked about what we need to do. up a to bring focus and priority to the sector. we will promote intelligence necessary, combined with the capabilities of our allies on the ground and precise application of military force. we know how to do this, we have models to draw from, it will be a paramount priority for me as president and it will send exactly the right message. history tells us we need an approach that is comprehensive and deals with multiple overlapping conflicts in the region and along the entire park of instability, from north , asia and the middle east
and beyond. as we have been reminded in the last 24 hours with reports of another nuclear test in north korea, we face threats from many parts of the world. quest fororth korea's the greatestpon -- threat of all would-be terrorists getting their hands on nuclear material. it is vital we bring the world together to stop north korea dangerous game. in discussions of national security, it can be easy to get mired in the tactics and focused on the threat. let's not lose sight of what this larger project of american leadership is all about. it is about creating more peace in our world, more prosperity, more human dignity. that is what we also have to be focused on every day. there were a number of very excellent suggestions about what
we can and should be doing here at home. try to bring our american-muslim community much more closely and welcomed against the struggle of radicalization and recruitment. i am anxious to follow up on the ideas and model programs that are currently underway. i am humbled to be supported in this race by a growing number of retired military leaders. earlier this week, 95 retired generals and admirals endorsed me for president. in the past 48 hours, another 15 have joined them. so have people on both sides of the debate that have defined our foreign-policy for the last 30 years. is an honor. i am grateful for it but it is also a signal that this election is different. i do not want to rehash everything my opponent has said
in this campaign but no conversation about our national security would be complete unless we acknowledge that the nominee of the other side promises to do things that will .ake us less safe national security experts on both sides of the aisle are chilled by what they are hearing from the republican nominee. that may be the number one reason my selection is the most important in our lifetime. so i am not waiting until november. i am bringing democrats and republicans together now because i plan to get right down to work on day one. the stakes are too high and the issues to serious for anything less than that level of preparedness. americans should be able to count on their president and commander in chief. to provide rational, confident, and even keel leadership.
especially in times like these. i am very grateful to the men and women i met with today, experts with a broad range of understanding and willingness to share their insights. i look forward to continuing to receive their advice in the days and weeks ahead. we will take one or two got questions. >> north korea at the start of the obama administration. how would you approach the problem if elected, what obama has pursued for the last four years? mrs. clinton: i think it is clear that the increasing threat posed by north korea requires not only a rethinking of the
efforty, but an urgent to convince the neighbors, most particularly china, that this is not just a u.s. issue. i think we have an opening here that we have not had for the last several years that i intend to do everything i can to take advantage of. but we're also going to support and equip our allies in the region with the missile-defense system that they require to protect themselves. the is not something even north koreans, chinese, or russians in the regions are particularly pleased about. but what is the alternative? we're not going to let anyone who is a treaty ally and partner of ours be threatened. we are not going to let north korea pursue a nuclear weapon with ballistic missile capacity to deliver to the united states
territory. that is absolutely a bottom line and if others countries want to assist us in this effort, we welcome that and will engage in discussions as soon as possible. you put out a statement today saying you support president obama's call for sanctions on north korea. the terrapins sanctions for there have been sanctions for years. how will a few more help and would you consider the kind of can negotiations you push for in iran? mrs. clinton: the answer to the second question is yes. inface a similar problem 2009. as a senator, i voted for a reception -- sanctions against iran. in our efforts to prevent iran from moving forward on its nuclear program.
it did not stop them. they built covert facilities, mastered nuclear fuel cycle, were able to acquire and put into operation a significant number of centrifuges. our sanctions, despite our best efforts, or not enough. and although we have international sanctions against north korea, some of which i helped negotiate when i was there, they are not enough either. they are not enough for the same reason i was responding to amy about. they are not enough because china has not yet made the decision it needs to make. toth korea poses a threat the region and poses a threat to the kind of stable border relationship that china has always valued with north korea, so we are going to continue to look at how we tighten sanctions
. i do think there is a role for sanctions. the regime in north korea works off of goods and materials that can be smuggled in to keep their lifestyle and their love of luxury going. so, i think there is more we can do. it would be at the top of my list in dealing with china on how we're going to prevent what could very well be a serious conflict with north korea. >> you know, -- mrs. clinton: you do not talk about leverage until you produce leverage. i do believe we have leverage with china and based on my extensive discussions while secretary of state, there is even a disk -- discussion in china about how to handle the