A Strategy and Legacy Inspired by 9/11

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Former CIA Chief of Station Dan Hoffman writes about the strategy and legacy inspired by 9/11.

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, the late Senator John McCain argued in favor of maintaining a military presence in Iraq, which he called “a very volatile part of the world where al qa’ida is training, recruiting, equipping, and motivating people.”   McCain was articulating the late Charles Krauthammer’s strategy of “forward defense”, where we confront our enemies “over there” rather than allow them to plan and execute attacks on our homeland from ungoverned space.

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