Friday, October 7, 2011

On October 7

On this day in ...
... 2001 (10 years ago today), air strikes and covert ground operations marked the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom, a U.S.-led offensive in Afghanistan intended as a response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in the United States. In a public broadcast, according to the BBC, President George W. Bush

'promised a 'sustained and relentless' campaign. ... He warned there was 'no neutral ground; and that any government sponsoring terrorism would be taking a 'lonely path at their own peril.'

(Prior October 7 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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