"The War on Terror: A Status Report"
Daniel Benjamin, a senior counterterrorism official with the National Security Council during the Clinton administration, will give a public lecture, "The War on Terror: A Status Report," this Thursday, January 15, at 4:10 p.m. in the Contemporary History Institute's Brown House seminar room.
Benjamin served on the NCS from 1994-2001 and was its director of transnational threats in 1998-99. His subsequent book, "The Age of Sacred Terror: Radical Islam's War Against America" (2002), written with fellow NSC counterterrorism specialist Steven Simon, described how the Clinton White House attempted to take action against Al Queda prior to 9/11 but was largely thwarted by the CIA, FBI and U.S. military.
Benjamin is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. His talk, which is sponsored by Ohio University's Contemporary History Institute, is free and open to the public.
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