Murphy's Law: That Was Then, September 11, 2001


September 11, 2011: On September 11, 2001, StrategyPage had already been covering the Afghan war for two years. You can see this coverage at 1999, 2000, and 2001.

On September 11, 2001, there was a brief report on Afghanistan, which was posted before the first aircraft hit the twin towers. It makes interesting reading;

September 11, 2001

The Taliban have taken advantage of the assassination attempt on Ahmad Masood to launch an attack on Northern Alliance positions north of Kabul. Some ground was gained, but Northern Alliance counterattacks took it all back.

After September 11, 2001, there was a lot more to report about Afghanistan, and this link shows you what StrategyPage looked like two weeks after the “war on terror” began.

All our reporting and analysis from the past decade are available at our site, and much of it is available, as it appeared back then, at the Web Archive (, also known as the “Wayback Machine.”)




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