FBI Director Christopher Wray reflected on September 11 and how it changed the bureau forever. Speaking during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in Virginia on Friday, Wray said the agency had become stronger, smarter and better able to confront any threats.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said there was no question identifying terror threats would become more difficult with U.S. troops no longer in Afghanistan. During a press conference in Qatar on Tuesday, Austin said the U.S. would now have to rely more heavily on its technological capabilities to identify and engage threats that develop in the region.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has predicted an eventual return to Afghanistan as well as for it to become a hotbed for Islamic terrorism yet again under Taliban rule. In a BBC interview, the South Carolina senator said the Taliban has not reformed over the past 20 years and will not ensure stability and security in Afghanistan.