As Horror Unfolds in Brussels, This is a Time for Clear Thinking and Resolve
Forty-eight hours ago, I checked in at the British Airways counter at the Brussels airport. I was returning to Washington after attending the Brussels Forum, a foreign-policy conference hosted by the German Marshall Fund. Tuesday morning, I awoke to the horror that unfolded at the airport and a metro station in Brussels. At least 31 people are dead, and scores are wounded.
The Belgian capital’s status as a new front in the war against terrorism was apparent before this morning’s carnage. Military personnel with assault weapons slung over their shoulders and held close were visible when I took head-clearing walks around Brussels on Friday and Saturday.
By Ben2 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
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