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Al-Shabaab oo sheegtay in ay 87 askar iyo saraakiil ah ku dishay qaraxyadii Maxaas [Bayaan]. Somalia’s govt imposes curfew in Mogadishu, cancels flights ahead of Djibouti president’s visit

Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine is being invoked not only as a “paradigm shift” on the scale of 9/11 but also as the end of the 9/11 era. As we watch images of Russian tanks rolling down the streets of Ukrainian cities and see the rubble of apartment buildings, theaters, and malls destroyed by Russian missiles, George W. Bush’s Global War on Terror and the counterinsurgency campaigns that emerged from it now feel like distant history.

At the same time, the experiences and memories of America’s post 9/11 wars have emerged as important touchstones in the current conflict. Especially in the minds of the individuals involved in those wars, the 9/11 era and whatever comes after it is inextricably linked.

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