We Will Not Fail

Faced with a new enemy, Bush finds a new strategy--and a powerful voice

For a new kind of war, it had an old sort of start. In the places where soldiers and sailors live — in Norfolk, Va.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; in a hundred other towns of the Republic and far beyond its shores — the rhetoric of impending battle was rendered into the humdrum details of military life. Bills were paid; kit bags packed; wives, husbands and children hugged. Patriotism hung in the air, as palpable as the first chills of fall; flags sprouted on a million lapels and fluttered from a thousand taxicabs in a wounded but defiant New York. On television,...

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