2,564. 9/13/2001

National Security Advisor Condoleezza “Rice chaired a Principals Committee meeting on September 13 [2001]…to refine how the fight against al Qaeda would be conducted. The principals agreed that the overall message should be that anyone supporting al Qaeda would risk harm. The United States would need to integrate diplomacy, financial measures, intelligence, and military actions into an over-arching strategy. The principals also focused on Pakistan and what it could do to turn the Taliban against al Qaeda. They concluded that if Pakistan decided not to help the United States, it too would be at risk.”

 – 9/11 Commission, The 9/11 Commission Report, Page 331

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