Interview Highlights

– After September 11, 2001 “the President and the entire senior staff came to the White House everyday saying never again, not on my watch…there was no higher priority for him (President Bush) than keeping the country safe”

– “The threat now is as bad or worse than it was on September 10, 2001.”

– After the first plane hit the World Trade Center, “knew right away that we were being attacked.”

About Frances Fragos Townsend

Frances Fragos Townsend is the former Homeland Security Advisor to United States President George W. Bush from 2004 to 2007. She chaired the Homeland Security Council and reported to the President on homeland security policy and counterterrorism policy. She previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism. She came to the White House from the United States Coast Guard, where she had served as Assistant Commandant for Intelligence.

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