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For our generation, 9/11 was a Sputnik moment. Just as the launching of the satellite in October 1957 focused the West’s attention on the emerging threat posed by the Soviet Union, the attacks that sunny September morning jarred the world off its axis. Nothing would be the same again. Militant Islam became the vogue topic on TV and in classrooms. Terms such as the “Sunni Triangle” and WMDs became common parlance. The West lived in fear even as thousands died in the Middle East. Ahead of the 20th anniversary of those horrific attacks, today’s Daily Dose highlights some of the pivotal moments — many of them largely forgotten today — and shifts that came to define the War On Terror, and what could come next.