U.S. Antiterrorism Officials Prepare for 11th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

President Obama on Monday was briefed on efforts to safeguard the United States from terrorist strikes that might be attempted on or around the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 al-Qaida attacks.

In the last month, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan has held multiple sessions with other national security officials to assess the status of current antiterrorism protections, according to a White House release. "The president reiterated that departments and agencies must do everything possible to protect the American people, both at home and abroad," the release states.

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, in a statement for the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, said the country would continue to fight extremist organizations "at home and across the world," the Associated Press reported.

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President Obama on Monday was briefed on efforts to safeguard the United States from terrorist strikes that might be attempted on or around the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 al-Qaida attacks.

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