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Trump just cryptically threatened the Taliban with an attack beyond 'nuclear power'

President Trump sure has an odd way of remembering the nearly 3,000 people who died during the 9/11 attacks.

On Wednesday, Trump used a 9/11 memorial service at the Pentagon to reiterate why he apparently disinvited Taliban leaders from a meeting at Camp David. Then, in an apparent callback to the terror attacks 18 years ago, Trump warned that if the Taliban "come[s] back to our country," they'll be met with "power the likes of which the United States has never used before, and I'm not even talking about nuclear power."

The Trump administration had been trying to broker a peace deal with Taliban leaders for months — a plan that apparently was going to culminate in a secret meeting at Camp David on Sunday. But Trump simultaneously outed and canceled the meeting in a series of Saturday tweets, and then said Monday that the talks were "dead." This very aggressive Wednesday statement only seems to make that official.