One year after the raid that delivered justice to Osama Bin Laden, John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, will deliver remarks on the Efficacy and Ethics of the President’s Counterterrorism Strategy at the Woodrow Wilson Center at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 30, 2012.
On May 1, 2011, President Obama said:
As a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values that make us who we are. And on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al Qaeda’s terror: Justice has been done.
The Woodrow Wilson Center will host the speech and a discussion with Brennan on the Administration’s ongoing efforts to destroy al Qaeda and its affiliates, as well as the standards and practices that have been put in place to ensure that the Administration’s counterterrorism operations reflect our values as Americans and uphold the rule of law.
Watch the speech live here at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 30, or at WilsonCenter.org. Update: Watch video from the event below.