Obama Offers Security Remarks Before Holidays

Speaking from the National Counterterrorism Center, the President says his highest priority is the security of the American people.
2:12 | 12/17/15

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This president and commander in chief my highest priority as the security of the American people. After the terrorist attacks in Paris and Sam berg being on orbit a lot of Americans were anxious. But here's what I want every American to know. Since 9/11 we've taken extraordinary steps. To strengthen our homeland secure. Our borders or ports or airports. Aviation security. Including enhanced watch lists and spring we're sending a message. He target Americans you'll have no say paper. We will find you and we will defend our nation. We continue to do everything in our power to prevent terrorists from getting into the United States. Any refugee. Coming through United States. Some of them victims of terrorism themselves. Will continue to get the most intensive scrutiny of any Iraq. For stepping up our efforts to prevent. Attacks here. As I said the NC TC is constantly sharing information with our state and local partners. Across the country more than 100 joint terrorism task forces are. The action arm of this fight. Part of our meeting today focused on how we can continue to strengthen our partnership between law enforcement. High tech leaders. Community's faith leaders and citizens. One of our greatest weapons against terrorism is our own strength and resilience as a people. That means staying vigilant. It also means staying united as one American fans. Remembering that our greatest allies in this fight are each other. Americans of all faiths. And all backgrounds. And when Americans stand together nothing can beat us. I want every American to know as you all about the holidays as you travel and gather with family and the kids open their presence. As you ring in the new year that you've got dedicated patriots. Working around the clock. All across the country. To protect us all. Thank your body. Delves.

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