Monday, September 19, 2011

On September 19

On this day in ...
... 2001 (10 years ago today), The New York Times reported:

President Bush ordered heavy bombers and other aircraft to within easy striking distance of Afghanistan today and insisted that its ruling Taliban turn over Osama bin Laden and other suspected leaders of a terrorist organization believed to be behind last week's attacks in New York and Washington.

Thus began a post-9/11 counterassault on then-Taliban-controlled-Afghanistan that, as we've frequently recounted, continues to this day, notwithstanding the passage of a decade, the change in U.S. administrations (prior posts), and the killing of bin Laden (prior posts). (map credit)

(Prior September 19 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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