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How the pain of 9/11 still stays with a generation
Dana Rose Garfin, University of California, Irvine As we reflect on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, consider: How has this event impacted those individuals who are too young to remember a world before?
-1 points by UPI | September 11 attacks Terrorism Psychological trauma Al-Qaeda War on Terrorism World Trade Center Osama bin Laden Federal Bureau of Investigation
Do tragedies like 9/11 have an expiration date?
Fifteen years ago, the world watched as the deadliest terror attack in the history of the United States played out before their eyes.        
259 points by USA Today | United States Attack Al-Qaeda Time Attack! September 11 attacks War on Terrorism Federal Bureau of Investigation
15 years after Sept. 11, the questions that still remain in our minds
What happened on September 11, 2001?         
579 points by Arizona Republic | September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden Taliban War on Terrorism World Trade Center Central Intelligence Agency Islamic terrorism
WARgrams released: How NSA used Iraq War as springboard for global intel gathering
Newly published documents from the beginning of the Iraq invasion reveal how the NSA used the “war on terror” to develop its global intelligence capabilities and strengthen the surveillance network exposed by Edward Snowden. Read Full Article at RT.com
579 points by Russia Today | Iraq War Iraq George W. Bush 2003 invasion of Iraq United States War on Terrorism Opposition to the Iraq War Al-Qaeda in Iraq
Sept. 11 Q&A: How America sees terrorism 15 years after the 9/11 attacks
What happened on September 11, 2001?       
579 points by USA Today | September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden Taliban War on Terrorism World Trade Center Central Intelligence Agency Islamic terrorism
9/11 attacks: Images seared in memory
The devastating attacks produced some of the most famous images of their generation.       
1221 points by USA Today | George W. Bush Democratic Party World Trade Center President of the United States United States presidential election 2004 Bill Clinton World Trade Center site War on Terrorism
9/11: Bin Laden's big miscalculation
Like the attack on Pearl Harbor, another hinge event in American history, 9/11 was a great tactical victory for America's enemies. But in both these cases the tactical success of the attacks was not matched by strategic victories. Quite the reverse.
6446 points by CNN | Al-Qaeda September 11 attacks Taliban War on Terrorism Osama bin Laden United Arab Emirates United States George W. Bush
9/11 families can seek justice if Congress OK's terrorism bill
For me and our children, this fight is personal. I lost my husband and our three children lost their father.
644 points by Daily News | United States Congress World Trade Center September 11 attacks Democratic Party Aircraft hijacking Al-Qaeda Federal Bureau of Investigation War on Terrorism
Attorney: Army veteran facing deportation is owed citizenship
Perez, 38, was in the U.S. legally when he joined the Army in 2001. He was under the mistaken impression that military service made him a citizen.
598 points by Chicago Sun-Times | George W. Bush United States Army Immigration to the United States Mexican Drug War Operation Enduring Freedom President of the United States United States nationality law War on Terrorism
Peter Bergen: Yemen raid raises questions
The SEAL Team 6 raid in Yemen on Sunday that killed 14 al Qaeda fighters and 10 civilians has raised questions about the approach President Donald Trump will take to fighting terrorism.
2765 points by CNN | Special Activities Division Osama bin Laden Al-Qaeda United States Bill Clinton George W. Bush September 11 attacks War on Terrorism
Jill Stein: 'I would not have assassinated' bin Laden
Green Party candidate said she would have captured the al-Qaeda leader and brought him to trial.       
-1 points by USA Today | September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden Special Activities Division Taliban War on Terrorism Islamic terrorism Central Intelligence Agency
US response to 9/11 caused chaos & hurt France – Hollande
America’s response to the September 2001 terrorist attacks, particularly the invasion of Iraq, fostered rather than curbed global terrorism, French President Francois Hollande has said, adding that France has suffered from US foreign policy choices. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | George W. Bush Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden September 11 attacks War on Terrorism Taliban Terrorism Bill Clinton
5 things you need to know Monday
The biggest news to start your day.       
-1 points by USA Today | September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda Federal Reserve System World Trade Center Osama bin Laden War on Terrorism Maureen McCormick September 11
The 9/11 questions that remain in our minds
What happened on Sept. 11, 2001?         
579 points by Arizona Republic | September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden Taliban War on Terrorism World Trade Center Central Intelligence Agency Islamic terrorism
Metro Detroiters mark somber day for U.S.
Ceremonies around region remember the tragic day on Sept. 11, 2001        
-1 points by The Detroit News | War on Terrorism September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda Flag of the United States United States Osama bin Laden Iraq War L. Brooks Patterson
Freshmen pose new challenges to educators teaching 9/11
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - In the years since Sept. 11, 2001, Anthony Pietrofitta and his students could share their memories of the day that changed America in the wake of the deadliest terrorist attacks in its history. They experienced it firsthand. They remembered where they were and how they ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | September 11 attacks Burlington County New Jersey Al-Qaeda Attack War on Terrorism September 11 World Trade Center Terrorism
15 years after 9/11, the questions that still remain
What happened on Sept. 11, 2001?         
579 points by Arizona Republic | September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden Taliban War on Terrorism World Trade Center Central Intelligence Agency Islamic terrorism
'Get the bastards' : George W Bush’s reaction after 9/11 attacks revealed
George W Bush’s reaction to the 9/11 attacks has been revealed by his press secretary at the time, Ari Fleischer, who released detailed notes he took in the immediate aftermath on board Air Force One. Read Full Article at RT.com
1310 points by Russia Today | George W. Bush Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden September 11 attacks Dick Cheney War on Terrorism President of the United States Bill Clinton
9/11 then and now: Terror, militarism, war and fear
It is no wonder that this war persists as terror groups expand further.
2773 points by Al Jazeera English | Al-Qaeda Jordan Terrorism Iraq War War on Terrorism Arabic language Iraq Middle East
15 years after 9/11 rained death from the air: editorial
The 9/11 terrorist attacks helped this nation focus on what matters -- but also illuminated why informed presidential leadership also matters, writes the editorial board. Can it be just 15 years since Americans' sense of safety and security from foreign attack was shattered by a small group of terrorists aboard hijacked planes? Given the upheavals since then in the Middle East, the expansion of terrorist threats, ongoing military conflict and Americans' shaken confidence in the future and our nation's place in the world, it seems longer than that. Yet 9/11 helped this nation focus on what matters -- while also illuminating why informed presidential leadership also matters. First, let us reflect on the many positives in how Americans pulled together in the aftermath of tragedy and violation. June: Last known dog used in 9/11 rescue at Ground Zero laid to rest in Houston Let us remember the nearly 350 New York City firefighters and paramedics, 37 Port Authority officers and nearly two dozen police officers who fell in heroic rescue efforts, among the nearly 3,000 killed that day.  Missing flag from iconic 9/11 photo believed found Let us recall our resolve as a nation to strengthen our defense and offense against terrorists -- particularly against al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, who plotted this criminal attack from their lair in Afghanistan. Those bases were destroyed and al-Qaida leaders systematically tracked and killed, culminating in bin Laden's death in his Pakistan hideout. Let us reflect on how we drew on the world's outrage to build a coalition the likes of which the world had never seen, expanding the reach and impact not just of our military and special operations troops, but also of our intelligence assets and our efforts to block the money going to fund terrorist depravities. But in remaking the map of power in parts of Asia and the Middle East, did we overreach? Did the foreign-policy inexperience of a well-meaning president, George W. Bush, contribute to the ability of a small but determined cadre within his administration to overrule extensive U.S. military war planning and expertise and orchestrate the foolhardy and ill-thought-out invasion and occupation of Iraq? Bush got Saddam, but at the price of a more perilous world: Elizabeth Sullivan The Iraq War resulted not just in immense loss of life, including the lives of nearly 4,500 U.S. military personnel, with nearly 32,000 injured, but also in the immediate reduction of U.S. special-operations and intelligence assets in Afghanistan, enabling the resurgence of the Taliban. About our editorials Editorials express the view of the editorial board of cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer -- the senior leadership and editorial-writing staff. As is traditional, editorials are unsigned and intended to be seen as the voice of the news organization. * Talk about the topic of this editorial in the comments below. * Send a letter to the editor, which will be considered for print publication. * Email general questions or comments about the editorial board to Elizabeth Sullivan, opinion director for cleveland.com. // $('.floatingSeries').css({'font-family':'arial,helvetica,sans-serif','font-size':'14px','line-height':'20px','color':'#333333','width':'255px','margin':'10px','margin-right':'0px','float':'right','border-bottom-color':'#dadada','border-bottom-style':'solid','border-bottom-width':'1px','padding-bottom':'2px'});$('.floatingSeries h3').css({'text-transform':'uppercase','color':'#363636','font-size':'30px','line-height':'28px','padding-bottom':'7px','border-bottom-color':'#363636','border-bottom-style':'solid','border-bottom-width':'4px'}); $('.floatingSeries ul').css({'list-style-type':'none','list-style-position':'outside','list-style-image':'none','margin':'0px','padding':'0px'});$('.floatingSeries li').css({'font-family':'arial,helvetica,sans-serif','font-size':'14px','font-weight':'normal','color':'#333333','font-weight':'bold','line-height':'20px','border-top-width':'1px','border-top-style':'solid','border-top-color':'#cccccc','margin':'0px','margin-top':'6px','margin-bottom':'6px','padding':'0px','padding-top':'6px','padding-bottom':'4px','color':'#333333','text-decoration':'none'});$('.floatingSeries a:link').css('color','#333333');$('.floatingSeries h3').css('margin-bottom','2px'); // ]]> Perhaps even more consequentially, it turned Iraq itself into a destabilized lair of terrorists, with the Islamic State Exhibit A. And it turned Middle East power politics on its ear -- enhancing Iran's power, creating new security risks for America's chief Middle Eastern ally, Israel, and undermining the stability of nearly every nation surrounding Iraq. Why is this worth rehashing today, 15 years after 9/11 and more than 13 years since the attack on Iraq? Because the aftermath of 9/11 shows why presidential leadership matters and why missteps, misapprehensions, deficiencies in understanding, rash or narrowly political decisions -- the ingredients of poor decision-making -- can resonate for decades and alter world strategic realities in unanticipated ways inimical to U.S. interests. This is why it's so discouraging when so few of our 2016 presidential contenders exhibit strategic and military depth and the proven ability to set aside the politically expedient for the national interest. Hillary Clinton supported the Iraq War. Donald Trump appears to think he can order up an anti-Islamic State plan from the Pentagon like pizza. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, thought Aleppo -- the epicenter of Syria's descent into darkness -- was an acronym for something else. And despite foreign threats, Jill Stein of the Green Party seeks to cut U.S. military spending by more than half. Fifteen years after 9/11, let us recapture our unity of purpose by taking individual responsibility as U.S. citizens to look beneath the hood of political candidates' rhetoric. Let us go beyond their policy pronouncements to how their past actions and backgrounds illuminate whether they have the wisdom, restraint and strategic vision to make America safer by pursuing not just what is possible, but also what is needed, and merited. The sacrifices made by our countrymen and countrywomen since 9/11 demand nothing less. 9/11 memorial service planned for Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument at 11 a.m. today Have something to say about this topic? Use the comments to share your thoughts, and stay informed when readers reply to your comments by using the Notification Settings (in blue) just below.
212 points by The Plain Dealer | George W. Bush Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden Iraq War War on Terrorism Taliban 2003 invasion of Iraq September 11 attacks
9/11 attack organizers still haven't been tried: Darcy cartoon gallery
It's hard believe that it has been 15 years since the 9/11 attacks. It's even harder to believe that the top organizers of the attacks, being held at Gitmo, still haven't been brought to justice in trials. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The gallery above contains some of the 9/11 related cartoons I produced that were first published in The Plain Dealer in the immediate aftermath of the attacks.  It also contains cartoons produced in the years after, on the killing of Osama bin Laden, and the changing political tone of the country, that were published in The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com    Sadly, the last two cartoons in the gallery are as still relevant today as they were when they first appeared.   It's hard to believe that it has been 15 years since those horrific attacks on the United States that claimed the lives of thousands of our fellow countrymen, women and children.    It's even harder to believe that the top 5 organizers of the attacks, being held at Gitmo, still haven't been brought to justice in trials.   Those detainees include the mastermind of the attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who got Osama bin Landen to back the diabolical plot. Justice for the 9/11 victims has been delayed by competing aims of a civilian and military trial systems.    Congress has repeatedly blocked attempts to place the detainees in the civilian system to face trial on the mainland.   Had they allowed that to happen, the trials would have been completed long ago and the organizers would be on death row or serving life in prison.   As it stands, the earliest trials are expected to begin is 2020.    That is an inexcusable travesty and miscarriage of justice for the 9/11 victims.  With their chronic inaction, the public officials in Washington D.C. have proven themselves to be the last responders.
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Osama bin Laden Islamic terrorism Guantanamo Bay detention camp Taliban War on Terrorism
Obama praises diversity at Pentagon 9/11 tribute
WASHINGTON — After observing a moment of silence at the White House for the victims of the 9/11 attacks, President Obama headed to the Penta...       
863 points by USA Today | September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden Bill Clinton Taliban The Pentagon War on Terrorism September 11
Is this what winning looks like?
Commentary
5 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Al-Qaeda September 11 attacks Osama bin Laden Islamic terrorism Taliban World War II War on Terrorism Islamism
Published notes recount 9/11 aboard Air Force One
A Bush aide releases his handwritten account to mark the 15 anniversary of the attacks.         
3271 points by Arizona Republic | George W. Bush Al-Qaeda September 11 attacks Osama bin Laden Bill Clinton President of the United States War on Terrorism George H. W. Bush
Both presidential candidates have used the memory of 9/11 during the campaign
Both the Clinton and Trump campaigns said they would pause for the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks but that hasn’t stopped either of them from dragging up 9/11 on the campaign trail to their advantage. Read Full Article at RT.com
284 points by Russia Today | George W. Bush Bill Clinton Osama bin Laden Al-Qaeda September 11 attacks Democratic Party Central Intelligence Agency War on Terrorism
Newly published notes recount 9/11 aboard Air Force One: 'We're at war'
A Bush aide releases his handwritten account to mark the 15 anniversary of the attacks.       
3271 points by USA Today | George W. Bush Al-Qaeda September 11 attacks Osama bin Laden Bill Clinton President of the United States War on Terrorism George H. W. Bush
Editorial: 15 years later, are we safe?
Many in Washington refuse to name the nature of our enemy: jihadism        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Al-Qaeda September 11 attacks Terrorism War on Terrorism Iraq War World Trade Center
Al-Qaeda leader calls 9/11 attacks 'blessed'
Al-Qaeda's leader appeared in a video online Friday, calling on Muslims to fight days before the 15th anniversary of Sept.         
4182 points by Arizona Republic | Al-Qaeda September 11 attacks Taliban World Trade Center Osama bin Laden Ayman al-Zawahiri War on Terrorism Islamic terrorism
Watch live: September 11th commemoration ceremony
USA TODAY will have live video of this event.       
448 points by USA Today | September 11 September 11 attacks War on Terrorism Al-Qaeda Federal Bureau of Investigation Taliban World Trade Center Washington D.C.
15 years later, the 9/11 questions that linger
What happened on September 11, 2001?         
579 points by Arizona Republic | September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden Taliban War on Terrorism World Trade Center Central Intelligence Agency Islamic terrorism