Can the war on terror be won

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Can the war on terror be won? Philip Gordon After 9\11 a global war on terror was declared and since there have been constant debates on how to win it but we have no idea as to what victory would look like. The notion of a war on terror also brings up questions like how long it will take, what will it look like, will we see victory coming and would we be able to recognize it? It can be said that a form of victory will come when terrorists realize that their violence is futile. The last war One of the few predictions that can be made about the war on terror with some confidence is that it will end. There are to many factors in international politics for any conflict to continue endlessly. Some of the most instructive lessons can be drawn from the experience of the cold war that bares its name because like the war on terror it isn’t a war at all. The similarities are numerous, long term, multidimensional conflicts against insidious and violent ideologies. Just like the cold war ended only when one side gave up and a bankrupt
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2010 for the course POLI 244 taught by Professor Saideman during the Fall '07 term at McGill.

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