Éditoriaux Défense Sécurité Terrorisme Zones de conflits Logistique Livres de référence Liens
Terre Air Mer Gendarmerie Renseignement Infoguerre Cyber Recherche

U

U.S. Will Defeat Terrorists, Obama Tells Troops

By Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service.

Washington D.C. -- May 6, 2011 – (AFPS) The skill and courage of countless American military and intelligence professionals are why Osama bin Laden can never threaten America again, President Barack Obama told a cheering group of 101st Airborne soldiers today at Fort Campbell, Ky.

President Obama told them about meeting yesterday with survivors of 9/11 victims in New York and laying a wreath at ground zero where the World Trade Center towers once stood.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden shake hands with the troops following the President's remarks at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 6, 2011.
“I met with the first responders … who lost so many of their own when they rushed into those burning towers. I promise our nation we will never forget those we lost that dark September day.”

Earlier today, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell to thank them for their service.

They later met with the full assault force that carried out the operation and awarded them a Presidential Unit Citation, the highest honor that can be given to a unit in recognition of extraordinary service and achievement.

“It was a chance for me to say on behalf of all Americans and people around the world, ‘Job well done,’” Obama told the troops gathered inside an aircraft hangar.

Calling the special operations teams “the quiet professionals,” Obama said they, like the rest of today’s military members, chose to serve in a time of war.

“They trained for years,” he said. “They're battle-hardened. They practiced tirelessly for this mission.

“When I gave the order, they were ready,” he said. “In recent days, the whole world has learned just how ready they were.”

These Americans deserve credit for one of the greatest intelligence and military operations in the nation's history, Obama said, adding “[And] so does every person who wears America's uniform, the finest military the world has ever known.”

“Because of your service, because of your sacrifices, we're making progress in Afghanistan,” the president said.

”We’re making progress in our major goal … [of] disrupting and dismantling -- and we are going to ultimately defeat -- al-Qaida.

“We have cut off their head and we will ultimately defeat them.”

U.S. strategy is working, and there is no greater evidence of that, Obama said, “than justice finally being delivered to Osama bin Laden.”

The fight against extremists is not over, but in its new phase, U.S. troops are transferring power to the Afghans, and will begin to return home this summer.

“We'll build the long-term partnership with the Afghan people so that al-Qaida can never again threaten America from that country,” Obama said.

“As your commander in chief, I am confident that we're going to succeed in this mission … because, in you, I see the strength of America's military, and because in recent days we've all seen the resilience of the American spirit,” he said.

“There's nothing we can't do together, 101st, when we remember who we are -- and that is the United States of America. When we remember that no problem is too hard and no challenge is too great,” the president said.

“That is why,” he added, “I'm so confident that, with your brave service, America's greatest days are still to come.”


 


Derniers articles

Verdun 2016 : La légende de la « tranchée des baïonnettes »
Eyes in the Dark: Navy Dive Helmet Display Emerges as Game-Changer
OIR Official: Captured Info Describes ISIL Operations in Manbij
Cyber, Space, Middle East Join Nuclear Triad Topics at Deterrence Meeting
Carter Opens Second DoD Innovation Hub in Boston
Triomphe de St-Cyr : le Vietnam sur les rangs
Dwight D. Eisenhower Conducts First OIR Missions from Arabian Gulf
L’amiral Prazuck prend la manœuvre de la Marine
Airmen Practice Rescuing Downed Pilots in Pacific Thunder 16-2
On ne lutte pas contre les moustiques avec une Kalachnikov...
Enemy Mine: Underwater Drones Hunt Buried Targets, Save Lives
Daesh Publications Are Translated Into Eleven Languages
Opération Chammal : 10 000 heures de vol en opération pour les Mirage 2000 basés en Jordanie
Le Drian : Daech : une réponse à plusieurs niveaux
Carter: Defense Ministers Agree on Next Steps in Counter-ISIL Fight
Carter Convenes Counter-ISIL Coalition Meeting at Andrews
Carter Welcomes France’s Increased Counter-ISIL Support
100-Plus Aircraft Fly in for Exercise Red Flag 16-3
Growlers Soar With B-1s Around Ellsworth AFB
A-10s Deploy to Slovakia for Cross-Border Training
We Don’t Fight Against Mosquitoes With a Kalashnikov
Bug-Hunting Computers to Compete in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge
Chiefs of US and Chinese Navies Agree on Need for Cooperation
DoD Cyber Strategy Defines How Officials Discern Cyber Incidents from Armed Attacks
Vice Adm. Tighe Takes Charge of Information Warfare, Naval Intelligence
Truman Strike Group Completes Eight-Month Deployment
KC-46 Completes Milestone by Refueling Fighter Jet, Cargo Plane
Air Dominance and the Critical Role of Fifth Generation Fighters
Une nation est une âme
The Challenges of Ungoverned Spaces
Carter Salutes Iraqi Forces, Announces 560 U.S. Troops to Deploy to Iraq
Obama: U.S. Commitment to European Security is Unwavering in Pivotal Time for NATO
International Court to Decide Sovereignty Issue in South China Sea
La SPA 75 est centenaire !
U.S. to Deploy THAAD Missile Battery to South Korea
Maintien en condition des matériels : reprendre l’initiative
La veste « léopard », premier uniforme militaire de camouflage
Océan Indien 2016 : Opérations & Coopération
Truman Transits Strait of Gibraltar
Navy Unveils National Museum of the American Sailor
New Navy, Old Tar
Marcel Dassault parrain de la nouvelle promotion d’officiers de l’École de l’Air
RIMPAC 2016 : Ravitaillement à la mer pour le Prairial avant l’arrivée à Hawaii
Bataille de la Somme, l’oubliée
U.S., Iceland Sign Security Cooperation Agreement
Cléopatra : la frégate Jean Bart entre dans l’histoire du BPC Gamal Abdel Nasser
Surveiller l’espace maritime français aussi par satellite
America's Navy-Marine Corps Team Fuse for RIMPAC 2016
Stratégie France : Plaidoyer pour une véritable coopération franco-allemande
La lumière du Droit rayonne au bout du chemin





Directeur de la publication : Joël-François Dumont
Comité de rédaction : Jacques de Lestapis, Hugues Dumont, François de Vries (Bruxelles), Hans-Ulrich Helfer (Suisse), Michael Hellerforth (Allemagne).
Comité militaire : VAE Guy Labouérie (†), GAA François Mermet (2S), CF Patrice Théry (Asie).

Contact