Guest opinion: 18 years later, America needs out of long wars


18 years ago this week America began its war on terror. I was 11 years old. I didn’t know what the 9/11 attacks meant, who attacked us, or what it might look like to fight back. I definitely didn’t know that my entire journey to adulthood would unfold in the shadow of our war on terror–ever present, but so distant that it’s become an afterthought, a footnote in our busy lives.

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