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In his new book, this best selling-author argues that responding to terrorist attacks as though they were a crime, rather than a reason to wage war, only contributes to a continuing cycle of terrorist acts against civilians. Should "terrorists" be treated as soldiers? And how would that shift change both your understanding of their mission and the mission of the United States in how to respond to their attacks? What is your definition of terrorism?


Caleb Carr, novelist and author of "The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians"

This program aired on February 5, 2002.

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