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The Rapidly Spreading States of Emergency

On November 12, President Obama said it was “premature” to say that ISIS was “the greatest terror threat in the world.”

Since then, four countries have declared a national “state of emergency” in response to attacks by ISIS or its affiliates: France, Belgium, Mali, and now Tunisia

The United States has been in a formal “state of emergency” since the 9/11 attacks; the president renews this status every year.

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