Nation & World

September 11, 2013

America exhales in relief over Syria airstrikes it didn’t want

America exhaled Wednesday, relieved that the United States has avoided military involvement in Syria at least temporarily. The relief – the opposite of the rally-round-the-flag emotion common to such moments – suggested that the country is entering a new post-Cold War, post-9/11 era, reluctant if not openly hostile to armed intervention in faraway lands.

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