Biden Said ‘We Will Not Forgive’ After the Kabul Airport Attack. There’s a Better Way.

America has spent 20 years vowing revenge for terrorism. There’s a better path.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #september-11-2001, #terrorism

Barbara Lee’s Long Quest to Curb Presidential War Powers Faces a New Test

The Democrat spent two decades building consensus to rein in war authorizations that have been stretched beyond their original intent. The Afghanistan withdrawal has complicated the debate.

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George W. Bush 2021, Meet George W. Bush 2001

The former president was an active participant in the politics he now bemoans. 

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Rudy Giuliani’s Rowdy 9/11 Speech Leaves Late-Night Hosts Reeling

‘I’m not saying Rudy was drunk, but that’s usually when guys from Brooklyn start to imitate the queen of England,’ Seth Meyers said.

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Judge at Guantánamo Says 9/11 Trial Start is at Least a Year Away

The judge set out the timeline while rejecting two defense challenges that he was unqualified and should suspend the proceedings until he was up to speed.

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The Legacy of America’s Post-9/11 Turn to Torture

Twenty years after the attacks, the United States is still grappling with the consequences of brutal interrogations carried out in the name of national security.

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Yankees and Mets Clash in Subway Series on 9/11 Anniversary

In a season of highs and lows for the Yankees and the Mets, the teams split the first two games of a series. But they joined each other in a moment of unity on Saturday.

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After the 9/11 Attacks, Boston Found a Focus for Its Anger

Terrorists boarded two planes in Boston and flew them into the World Trade Center. Massachusetts zeroed in on its top airport official, who has never quite recovered.

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F.B.I. Releases Newly Declassified Document Related to Sept. 11 Attacks

Families of the Sept. 11 victims have long pushed for a deeper investigation into any possible role the Saudi government had in the attacks, but the document offered no conclusive evidence.

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At 9/11 Ceremonies, Moments of Silence, Tributes and Tears

Twenty years after the worst attack on American soil, the loss of nearly 3,000 people was remembered in events across the country.

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Biden Urges Unity as Nation Remembers Sept. 11

Both President Biden and former President George W. Bush acknowledged that what has happened in the years since has only challenged the notion that Americans found strength in coming together.

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What Comes After the 9/11 Era?

The battle to define the next American grand strategy.

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At Pro-Taliban Protest, a Symbol of America’s Lost Influence: Hundreds Dressed in Burqas

Several hundred women wore the head-to-toe garments at a pro-Taliban demonstration on Sept. 11. The march was a reminder of how after years of war, Afghanistan’s women are again at the mercy of the militants.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kabul-afghanistan, #muslim-veiling, #politics-and-government, #september-11-2001, #taliban, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

How a TV Ad Enticed Broadway Crowds Right After 9/11

Rudy Giuliani was meant to appear; Elaine Stritch arrived just in time. Recalling the “I Love New York” spot that helped dispel the fear in Times Square.

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A Time Capsule in Two Front Pages

The newspaper of Sept. 11, 2001, is a document of America before the terror attacks and a memory of a vanished era.

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Sport’s Post-9/11 Patriotism Seen as Unifier, and ‘Manipulation’

The jingoism at sporting events that temporarily surged during the Gulf War and roared back after Sept. 11 now often drives wedges, but sports leagues want it to stay.

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Washington Manned Up and Let Us Down After 9/11

Overdosing on macho after 9/11 led America astray.    

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Proceedings in 9/11 Case Resume, and Then Are Delayed Again

Days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the five men accused of plotting them returned to court after a long shutdown, only to have the hearing quickly recessed.

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Here Are Some of the Photographs of 9/11

Photographers reflect on shooting the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and their aftermath.

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Special Episode: What Does It Mean to ‘Never Forget’?

Twenty years after Sept. 11, a look at what we hold on to and what we choose to let go.

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How 9/11 Changed a 13-Year-Old Girl in Harlem

As a middle school student on Sept. 11, 2001, I didn’t realize how much the terror attacks would affect me and my family.

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In Shanksville, Preserving the Memory of 9/11 and the Wars That Followed

After Flight 93 went down, once unthinkable duties were thrust upon the community, including young people who found themselves coming of age in a time of war.

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20 Years On, the War on Terror Grinds Along With No End in Sight

Yet, the failures in Iraq and Afghanistan obscure the striking success of a multilateral effort that extends to as many as 85 countries.

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The Taliban’s New Government Shows Us They Haven’t Changed

The West must not mistake tactical flexibility for real change.

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I Don’t Regret Serving in the Afghanistan War

It’s not a surprise that many American veterans are highly cynical about these wars. We are also conflicted about our own service.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #iraq, #september-11-2001, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

A Sept. 11 Conundrum

What we leave behind.

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20 Years After 9/11, Top National Security Posts Sit Empty

Two decades after the Sept. 11 attacks, there are again dozens of unfilled Senate-confirmed national security positions.

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9/11 Reflections: ‘The Tears Still Come’

We asked readers to offer their perspectives as we mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks. Here is a sampling from the hundreds of responses.

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20 Years Later: My Journey as a 9/11 Survivor

A woman who was in a World Trade Center hotel recalls running for her life and memories of “bearing witness to death.”

#september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

‘25th Hour’: The Best 9/11 Movie Was Always About New York

While other directors edited out the twin towers from movies at the time, Spike Lee worked the tragedy into a story originally about other things.

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How 9/11 Shaped These Muslim Leaders in New York

“I watched the generation that was silenced and then I watch a new generation coming up now that is fearless,” one activist said.

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‘We’re Going to Take Over the World’

One of the many legacies of Sept. 11 was a new era of conspiratorial thinking. This is a look at the online film that crystallized it.

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Which Victims of 9/11 Get Remembered?

There are no memorials or exhibits on U.S. soil to honor the hundreds of thousands of foreigners killed in the war on terror.

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How 9/11 Damaged America

Sept. 11 damaged America more than we realized 20 years ago.

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Foreign Terrorists Have Never Been Our Biggest Threat

By 9/11, domestic extremism was already on the rise.

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An Urban Archive Was Lost on 9/11. This Agency Is Trying to Rebuild It.

The Port Authority, which was headquartered in the World Trade Center and lost 84 employees, is collecting artifacts with the help of retirees.

#archives-and-records, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

The Jan. 6 Riot Proves the Sept. 11 Era Isn’t Over

The domestic attack on the Capitol was a direct result of the war on terror. 

#right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #september-11-2001, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism

They Were Children When the Towers Fell. What Do They See Now?

After 20 years of war, a correspondent looks back. 

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‘I’m Part of Something That’s Really Evil’

The story of Terry Albury, an F.B.I. agent so disillusioned by the war on terror that he was willing to leak classified documents.

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Airplane Travel After 9/11: Just Get Through It

Before the terrorist attacks, airplane passengers weren’t seen as security risks, and flying was an enjoyable extension of the vacation experience — not something merely to anxiously endure.

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Why Art Struggled to Address the Horrors of 9/11

After the attacks, American culture became one of prohibitions. Then the Iraq War made it difficult to address Sept. 11 on its own terms.

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Riz Ahmed Is Breaking Hollywood’s ‘Ethnicity Handcuffs’

The actor and musician has broken out past Hollywood’s stereotypical portrayals of Muslims. But does it matter if he’s the exception to the rule?

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9/11 Changed Us

People of my generation will never know again the innocence that my children’s generation only tasted.

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Mike Bloomberg: New York City Can Recover

How the next mayor could build a better, safer city after the pandemic. 

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9/11 Brought About ‘Seismic Change’ for Muslim Americans

The legacy of the 2001 attacks for Muslim Americans remains fraught, a story of struggle and of determination.

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‘Loose Change’: How a 9/11 Conspiracy Video Bent Reality

Twenty years after 9/11, “Loose Change,” a landmark film for conspiracy theorists, still casts a shadow over our information landscape.

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Rebuilding Ground Zero Was a Mess. Lower Manhattan Bloomed Anyway.

A fraught reconstruction was a missed opportunity, but it helped foster a new urbanism and a broader vision of what a neighborhood can be.

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Twenty years after Sept. 11, a…

Twenty years after Sept. 11, a look at what we hold on to and what we choose to let go.

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Cameras, Drones and X-Ray Vans: How 9/11 Transformed the N.Y.P.D. Forever

Two decades after the attack on New York City, the Police Department is using counterterrorism tools and tactics to combat routine street crime.

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After Afghanistan: Veterans Reflect on Sept. 11

Two veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom reflect on where events from the fateful day led the nation.

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