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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 17, 2008

Fact Sheet: President Bush Has Kept America Safe
President Bush Fundamentally Reshaped Our Strategy To Protect The American People

     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses National Security, Homeland Security and the Freedom Agenda at U.S. Army War College
     Fact sheet In Focus: Freedom Agenda
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeland Security

"Because of ... the efforts of many across all levels of government, we have not suffered another attack on our soil since September the 11th, 2001."

President George W. Bush (March 8, 2008)

Today, President Bush visited the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and discussed efforts to protect the security and liberty of the American people.  Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, President Bush took the fight to the enemy to defeat the terrorists and protect America.  The President deployed all elements of national power to combat terrorism, which had previously been considered primarily a "law enforcement" issue.  He transformed our military and strengthened our national security institutions to wage the War on Terror and secure our homeland.  The President also made missile defense operational and advanced counterproliferation efforts to help prevent our enemies from threatening us, and our allies, with weapons of mass destruction. 

Secured the Homeland 

'History – assuming it is written by free men and women not intimidated into silence by the fear of attracting the terrorists' notice – will be exceedingly kind to this president.'

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Sept. 16, 2007)

Waged the Global War on Terror

Transformed Our Approach to Combating Terrorism After the 9/11 Attacks

Invigorated International Alliances And Partnerships To Make America Safer And More Secure

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