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reset button
 n.— «Colin Powell put it well when he said that the 9-11 attacks “set the reset button” on U.S. foreign and military policies. This restructuring of the global disorder predated 9-11.» —“Bush’s War: Where is it going & What Should We Do About It?” by Joseph Gerson ZNet Mar. 18, 2002. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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