War On Terror

War On Terror - Saudi Theocrats Supporters of terror...

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War On Terror 19:07 1. Was 9/11 a watershed moment (turning point) in US foreign policy? Yes o Sophisticated enemy/ new technology o US response- unilateral engagement in Middle East o Organizational outputs No o Historical analogies- Pearl Harbor 2. What are the threats the US faces, and how vulnerable are we to them? Container shipping- no searches, huge capacity to ship something like a dirty  bomb Subway/ train bombing- shock value/ not casualties Biological attack- smallpox on airplane Cyber terrorism Nuclear weapons- no: expensive hard to get, necessitates a state sponsor  who would not want to be responsible for backlash Chemical weapons- hard to use, hard to get- however, physical/mental affect 3. Who is/are our enemies? Al Qaeda -> Al-Q 2.0 (those inspired by Al-Q)
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Unformatted text preview: Saudi Theocrats Supporters of terror Hezbollah/ Hamas/ Iran 4. War on terror, or campaign against crime? Use of military = war on terror War in Iraq- fighting against Al-Qaeda being drawn in to fight US on a battleground War of competing ideologies: Cold War HA War on Drugs is retarded, unwinnable 5. How will (should) this conflict be fought? No pre-emptive strikes Long term goals with incremental changes Infrastructure that facilitates liberalism Money and support Director of National Intelligence Diplomacy How will this conflict end? Development of a feasible alternative fuel source Removal of ideology Wealth re-distribution in the Middle East New term for the War on Terror 19:07 19:07...
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