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Donald Trump Has Left America Less Prepared for Another 9/11

The anniversary of the attacks provides an opportunity to ponder the nation’s diminished resilience.
Source: Reuters / Andrew Kelly

The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks struck an unprepared America mere months into President George W. Bush’s first term. Nothing in his tenure to that point was particularly memorable. Nothing he had ever faced in life was remotely comparable. And the United States was forever shaped by the strengths and weaknesses exhibited by the Bush administration as its officials decided how to respond.

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