Looking at how we may fight

Barton Gellman writes in the Washington Post that Images of Past Wars May Not Fit Present Foe. This article is one of the most insightful I’ve seen yet that explores the details of responding with force to last Tuesday’s events. The ending is ominous: there will be more attacks on US soil and no matter how much we stiffen up, not all will be caught and stopped. This will be a long, long campaign.

Key quote: “Peter Feaver, a Duke University political scientist, said the Bush administration appears to regard this conflict as the defining feature of the present international environment. ‘Like the Cold War, this is a realigning war, by which I mean that the United States is dividing the world into us versus them,’ he said.”