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12:32pm

Sat September 10, 2011
Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001

Bush Aide Feith: 2 Of 3 Anti-Terror Goals Were Met

Originally published on Sat September 10, 2011 4:40 pm

Doug Feith served four years in the George W. Bush administration as Donald Rumsfeld's undersecretary of defense for policy. He is now a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.
Courtesy of Doug Feith

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, reshaped the U.S. foreign policy agenda, says Doug Feith, who was undersecretary of defense for policy in the Bush administration.

He sees the top two goals of that new agenda as achieved: preventing future attacks and disrupting terror networks. But he says the U.S. failed on the other goal: countering ideological support for terrorism.

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6:16am

Sat September 10, 2011
Simon Says

Thoughts On Nine-Eleven From September 1, 1939

Millions of people, including my children, have been born since September 11, 2001. This year, I find myself wondering how to tell them about that day and those that followed. Maybe the most we can hope for is to pass on a few memories of New York then.

All of the photographs that sprouted on lampposts and walls: smiling faces snapped on vacations and joyous occasions, suddenly underscored with wrenching, urgent words, and question marks that pierced like hooks:

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6:00am

Sat September 10, 2011
NPR Story

As Election Nears, Jobs Are First Priority

NPR's Andrea Seabrook joins host Scott Simon to talk about how Congress — particularly its GOP members — are responding to the president's appeal for stimulus spending to create jobs.

6:00am

Sat September 10, 2011
NPR Story

Sports: U.S. Open, NFL

Host Scott Simon and NPR's Mike Pesca discuss the US Open tennis tournament and the opening weekend of the 2011 NFL season.

6:00am

Sat September 10, 2011
NPR Story

Passing On Memories Of Sept. 11

In this week's essay, host Scott Simon reflects on his experiences on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York and wonders how he'll tell his children about them.

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