Following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York City, the United States endeavored to both provide an overwhelming response to those determined culpable and prevent future attacks. Although the initial goals and targets of this counter-terrorism campaign were limited, this quickly changed. Over the course of a decade, two American Presidents, and multiple elections, the United States became an international fighting force seeking to combat terrorism in seemingly any location and through a variety of means. The first ten years of these counter-terror efforts -- 2001 through 2011 -- is essential to understanding the modern state of affairs.
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Kyle R. Brady