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Firing missiles into Yemen—and no one in the U.S. seems to care much, even me

Firing missiles into Yemen—and no one in the U.S. seems to care much, even me

Why is that?

I can remember when this sort of thing — launching the weapons of war into a foreign country — was a big story, back before 9/11. When I was a reporter, this kind of thing would be instant front-page news, big headlines, a blizzard of stories assigned about who the shooters were, who were these people we were attacking, how it had come to this.

But I suppose we can get used to anything, even acts of war. Nowadays it seems kind of humdrum.

And by the way: By calling it “9/11,” without a year, did we somehow assign to the event a kind of timelessness? Is that the logo of “forever war”?

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