Clinton: U.S. must 'redouble' efforts against al Qaeda 

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. must "redouble our efforts" to fight al Qaeda, saying the terrorist group's violent attacks in pursuit of power "will not end with the death of [Osama] bin Laden."

"Even as we mark this milestone, we should not forget that the battle to stop al Qaeda and its syndicate of terror will not end with the death of bin Laden," Clinton said in a speech from the State Department Monday morning.

"Indeed, we must take this opportunity to renew our resolve and redouble our efforts."

Clinton urged cooperation between the U.S. and Pakistan, where a U.S. special operations team of assassinated bin Laden on Sunday.

"In Pakistan we are committed to supporting the people and the governement as they defend their own country from violence," she said.

Clinton said the U.S. must remain vigilant, as the country braces for the possibility of a retaliation.

"Our message to the Taliban remains the same but today it may have even greater resonance," she said. "You cannot wait us out you cannot defeat us but you can make the choice to abandon al Qaeda and participate in a peaceful political process."


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