14 Years After 9/11, the War on Terror Is Accomplishing Everything bin Laden Hoped It Would

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Al Qaeda goaded us into doing what it had neither the resources nor the ability to do


Fourteen years later and do you even believe it? Did we actually live it? Are we still living it? And how improbable is that?


ourteen years of wars, interventions, assassinations, torture, kidnappings, black sites, the growth of the American national security state to monumental proportions, and the spread of Islamic extremism across much of the Greater Middle East and Africa. Fourteen years of astronomical expense, bombing campaigns galore, and a military-first foreign policy of repeated defeats, disappointments, and disasters.