A man wears a T-shirt commemorating the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as President Donald Trump speaks during the Sept. 11 Pentagon Memorial Observance at the Pentagon on the 16th anniversary of the attacks, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.

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How US Foreign Policy Has Changed Since Sept. 11

September 11, 2017

Sixteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the United States is still at war in Afghanistan — though troops are now stationed in Iraq as well, the remnants of a war that both began and technically ended after 2001. Cells of the terrorist organization al-Qaida still exist, but the group more likely to be recognized in American households today is ISIS. And today, the most credible nuclear threat comes not from Iraq, as then-Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice claimed in 2003, but from North Korea.

Charles Sennott is a veteran foreign correspondent and executive director of The GroundTruth Project. He joined Boston Public Radio to discuss how America's approach to foreign policy has changed in the years since 9/11.

To hear the entire interview with Charles Sennott, click on the audio player above.


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