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USA: Clinton outlines counterterrorism plan during Stanford speech

United States, Stanford
March 23, 2016 at 15:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

In the wake of the deadly bombings in Brussels, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton delivered a speech on counterterrorism at Stanford University in California, Wednesday.

Speaking at the university's Bechtel Conference Center, Clinton said that Brussels was "a brutal reminder that our fight against ISIS and radical Jihadist terrorism is far from finished".

Outlining her plan to battle extremism she said, "we need to take a harder look at security protocols at airports, in other sensitive so-called soft sites, especially areas outside guarded perimeters", she said.

With regards to foreign policy she emphasised the need to work with coalition partners and opposition forces on the ground in Syria and step up support for local Arab and Kurdish forces, "to create safe areas where Syrians can remain in the country, rather than fleeing towards Europe."

The Democratic frontrunner gave the foreign policy speech to a standing-room-only crowd of students, faculty, staff, press and community members.

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In the wake of the deadly bombings in Brussels, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton delivered a speech on counterterrorism at Stanford University in California, Wednesday.

Speaking at the university's Bechtel Conference Center, Clinton said that Brussels was "a brutal reminder that our fight against ISIS and radical Jihadist terrorism is far from finished".

Outlining her plan to battle extremism she said, "we need to take a harder look at security protocols at airports, in other sensitive so-called soft sites, especially areas outside guarded perimeters", she said.

With regards to foreign policy she emphasised the need to work with coalition partners and opposition forces on the ground in Syria and step up support for local Arab and Kurdish forces, "to create safe areas where Syrians can remain in the country, rather than fleeing towards Europe."

The Democratic frontrunner gave the foreign policy speech to a standing-room-only crowd of students, faculty, staff, press and community members.

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