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The Lessons Of September 11

February 2024
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May I congratulate you on an excellent issue. Among the articles I particularly enjoyed were Frederick E. Allen’s “The New Warfare and Old Truths” and Fredric Smoler’s “Fighting the Last War—and the Next.” Allen’s prose and his thesis were extraordinarily uplifting: “Swords were put aside, and our plowshares were turned against us.”

Some of the other prognosticators were almost laughably off the mark. But that only serves to make Smoler’s article all the more remarkable for its scintillating analysis.

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