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The US reacted to the 9/11 attacks as an act of war, not an act of terror

By Allan Behm
September 9 2021 - 7:25pm
US President George W. Bush speaks to soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum in 2002. The division was the main fighting force on the ground in Afghanistan in search of Taliban forces after the September 11 attacks. Picture: Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis

Twenty years pass so quickly, and so slowly. Memories of that Tuesday in September are very much alive because the shock remains so fresh, just as the shock of the fall of Kabul is so immediate. Of course, 9/11 and the catastrophe that has become Afghanistan are deeply connected - historically, psychologically and strategically.

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