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September 11, One Year On: In retrospect

Fred Halliday, August 2002
The World Today, Volume 58, Number 8/9
We are close to a year on from September 11. The main consequence is clear: the attacks on mainland America have provoked the United States into a new strategic campaign, likely to dominate US foreign policy for a long time to come. The impact will be protracted not only because of the broad ramifications of this policy, but because the very goal - the elimination of an enemy, unseen and drawing on considerable support - will remain elusive.
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