Read the following text, an excerpt from President George W. Bush’s televised address to Congress in September 2001.
Our response involves far more than instant retaliation and isolated strikes. Americans should not expect one battle, but a lengthy campaign, unlike any other we have ever seen. It may include dramatic strikes, visible on TV, and covert operations, secret even in success. We will starve terrorists of funding, turn them one against another, drive them from place to place, until there is no refuge or no rest. And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.
What event is President Bush responding to in this speech?

C. crashing of hijacked planes into American targets


The date September 11 is known for the terrorist attacks crashing hijacked planes on U.S. targets, (C). The 9/11 attacks also prompted the War on Terror declared in this speech.

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