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Former Secretary of Defense, William Cohen presented his opinions of how America should deal with the threats of terrorism in a speech at Missouri State University on October 4th. KSMU's Christy Hendricks was there and files this report.
Hundreds of people stood in ovation at Missouri State University's Plaster Student Union after a former secretary of defense discussed the future of terrorism in the United States on October 4th.
William Cohen, President Clinton's former secretary of defense touched on reasons for the 9-11 attacks, defense strategies for the U.S., and how technology will affect terrorism.
He says the United States needs to be more globally minded.
Cohen says soft power like humanitarian aid will help improve other countries' opinions of America.
He says United States security had become lazy before 9-11.
William Cohen also says the convergence of technology with terrorism will make terrorism harder to fight.
He says terrorists will use technology, but America will also use it to fight back.
Cohen says this will cause Americans to lose their privacy.
He says America will see another terrorist attack.
His speech to a standing room only crowd left many nodding their heads in agreement.
Jenna Ash is a sophomore at Missouri State University.
Muhammad Olimat is a political science professor at Missouri State.
He says William Cohen appeals to both Republicans and Democrats.
Mark Fels of Springfield says more politicians should take a bipartisan approach.
William Cohen, a Republican, served as the Secretary of Defense for the democratic Clinton administration from 1997 to 2001.