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How 9/11 Changed American Life

September 10, 2021
The panel continues the conversation, reflecting on the 20 year anniversary of 9/11. The panel also discussed how the attacks shifted American life, politics, and the impact the event had on Muslim Americans.

The 20-Year Anniversary Of September 11

September 10, 2021
In a special edition of Washington Week, the panel takes an in-depth look at the 20 years since 9/11, featuring journalists who covered the attacks and their aftermath. The panel also discussed the legacy of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the increased targeting of Muslim Americans and people of color, and what comes next as the country grapples with increased threats of domestic terrorism.
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Biden Pledged To End The Forever Wars, But He Might Just Be Shrinking Them

September 9, 2021
Asma Khalid | NPR
When President Biden looked into the cameras last week and firmly declared that "the war in Afghanistan is now over," his words were, in his view, the culmination of a central campaign promise.
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Donald Rumsfeld, Architect of Invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, Dies at 88

July 1, 2021
Nancy Youssef | Wall Street Journal
Donald Rumsfeld, the architect of the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and an advocate of measures to streamline and modernize the American military, has died.
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Obama to eulogize late Rep. John Lewis at Atlanta funeral

July 30, 2020
Kristen Welker, Geoff Bennett, Kelly O'Donnell, Dartunorro Clark | NBC News
Former President Barack Obama will eulogize the late Rep. John Lewis at his funeral in Atlanta on Thursday, a source familiar with the planning told NBC News on Wednesday.

The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump”

July 3, 2020
On the Washington Week Extra, presidential historian Kate Andersen Brower discusses her newest book Team of Five: The President’s Club in the Age of Trump.
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Is This the Last Stand of the ‘Law and Order’ Republicans?

June 8, 2020
Tim Alberta | POLITIC0
A punitive brand of conservatism embraced by Trump and some GOP hardliners is rapidly falling out of step with public opinion.
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Both Bush Presidents Worry Trump Is Blowing Up the G.O.P.

November 4, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump is not a favorite in the extended Bush household. Former President George Bush considers him a “blowhard,” only interested in feeding his own ego. Former President George W. Bush, his son, thinks Mr. Trump fans public anger and came to office without any understanding of the job.
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U.S. bungled $70 billion mission to train Afghan forces: report

September 22, 2017
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. has invested 16 years and more than $70 billion to train Afghan security forces, but the effort has been undermined by poor planning, training and oversight, a government watchdog said in a report Thursday.
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