2,561. 9/13/2001

“The stunning loss of life in Tuesday’s [September 11, 2001] terrorist attacks and the sense, expressed by President Bush, that these were ‘acts of war,’ have freed the administration to broaden potential retaliation beyond the low-risk, unmanned cruise missile strikes of the past, military and civilian officials said today [September 13, 2001]. …’The constraints have been lifted,’ said one military officer.”

 – Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker, “Administration Considers Broader, More Powerful Options for Potential Retaliation,” The New York Times, Sep. 13, 2001

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