Sunday, September 11, 2016

Is Endless War The Legacy Of 9/11?

NPR: Sept. 11 Legacy: One Endless War Against Many Radical Enemies

In the quarter-century from the end of the Vietnam War in the 1970s until Sept. 11, 2001, the United States rarely went to war, and when it did, the conflicts were so brief they were measured in days. The Gulf War in 1991 lasted 43 days. Airstrikes in the former Yugoslavia in 1995 went on for 22 days, followed by another round in 1999, that time for 78 days.

But since the Sept. 11 attacks, the United States has been fighting every single day for 15 straight years, the longest unbroken period in American history. The U.S. has carried out airstrikes, sent in ground forces, or both, in seven countries stretching from Pakistan in the east to Libya in the west. None of these conflicts has been resolved, and all signs point to years of strife ahead.

Sept. 11 has reshaped the U.S. in countless ways, but perhaps the most profound has been the transformation from a country where peacetime was the norm into one seemingly locked into a permanent state of war. Yet strangely, the country doesn't feel much like it's at war.

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WNU Editor: I certainly do not see any light at the end of the tunnel.


Anonymous said...

Dar al Harb. Dar al Islam. The West still doesn't recognize what it is.

James said...

There is a rumor that Hillary nearly fainted and was helped away to an early exit at the NYC 9/11 memorial. I am not a doctor, I have no particular medical expertise, but it is becoming obvious something is seriously wrong with her.
This points to many questions. If she is ill enough to consider replacing, how will the democrats do this and will they even attempt it? Can she do the scheduled debates? If replaced by who? I do not particularly wish this woman harm, but we are now talking about a matter effecting hundreds of million people if not billions.

War News Updates Editor said...

I agree James.

For those who may not understand Anon's use of the phrase "Dar al Harb. Dar al Islam", go here