In a long-awaited speech at the National Defense University, Barack Obama claimed that the nature of international terror attacks threatening the United States has changed since Sept. 11, 2001, with ‘no large-scale attacks’ on America occurring since then.

But his definition of ‘large-scale attacks,’ his speech made clear, doesn’t include the 2013 Boston Marathon attack that wounded hundreds, the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that injured dozens and killed four, and the 2009 attack at Fort Hood that killed 13 and injured 30.

All those attacks had the potential to leave far more American bodies in their wake than they actually did.

Obama allowed that more recent attacks were acts of terror, but grouped them into a lesser category than the 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York City, northern Virginia, and central Pennsylvania.

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