Armies Against Terrorists

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When terrorists attacked the US on September 11th, many people around the globe said, "welcome to our world." In just under a month, the US had launched a full-scale, powerful military response to the attacks, promising to wipe out terror.

Now, six months later, it's unclear how effective the fighting has been. Key members of al Qaeda remain at large, the US remains under high security, and guerrilla factions have
regrouped and vow to continue their mission. Across the globe, suicide bombings, guerilla attacks, and civilian targets have changed the face of warfare. How effective is traditional western-style warfare against these threats? Can an army stop terrorists? How can a nation successfully fight terror?


John Mearsheimer, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago

Victor Davis Hanson, military historian, Professor of Classics at California State University Fresno, and author of "Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power.

This program aired on April 1, 2002.


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