Outline of “The Struggle against Terrorism” by Barry Posen Outline by Daynel Ingram-Al-Qaeda is most dominant and threatening terrorist group o U.S. must be most concentrate on destroying Al-Qaeda-Al-Qaeda wants Western influenced (mostly American) out of Persian Gulf and Middle East-U.S. particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks because it is “open society that has not policed its borders successfully”-U.S. needs grand strategy that sets priorities and focuses available resources (i.e. money, time, political capital, and military power)-Without militarily offensive component, war cannot be won o Resources are scarce and must all be concentrated on threat of terrorism and states that support it-Allies are essential for success o U.S. and allies can both use military and police forces to apprehend terrorists o Together, U.S. and allies can weaken terrorist organizations by denying access to funds and materials necessary to plan attacks-BUT, U.S. must bypass national governments should they refuse to cooperate
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Federal Bureau of Investigation, u.s. intelligence agencies, militarily offensive component, Middle East U.S.