Analysis

Cabinet documents 2001: John Howard's war on terror began the 'tragic' decline of 'smart diplomacy'

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated December 31 2021 - 8:27pm, first published 1:30pm
Prime Minister John Howard flying home from the United States. His visit was cut short by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Picture: National Archives of Australia

When the world's two tallest buildings were struck down by hijacked commercial airliners on a September morning in 2001, few could have imagined the lingering impact it would have more than two decades later.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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