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“How Has U.S. National Security Changed Since 9/11?”

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It’s hard to believe — at least for some of us — that it has been a decade since 9/11. Before then, covering the military meant going out to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, to witness future ways of war that, in hindsight, seem obsolete. For the past decade, the U.S. military — and indeed, the U.S. itself — has been consumed with people — individuals — who hate us, and are willing to kill themselves to show the depths of their anger-cum-depravity. This week, on Command Post, we’re looking into the post-9/11 U.S. national-security mindset with Eric Schmitt of the New York Times — and co-author of Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against al Qaeda — and Margaret Harrell, a military manpower expert with the Center for a New American Security. I’m joined, comme d’habitude, by John Nagl, CNAS’s president.

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