U.S. Strategy In War On Terror

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photoAn Army War College analyst has released a new report which claims that since 9/11 the the Bush administration has had no clear strategy in its war on terrorism and that ambitious statements have not been followed to their logical end.

The report alleges that the U.S. has failed to understand that terrorism isn't an enemy but a tactic. Meanwhile, the costs of waging an ambiguous war, with no coherent strategy to stop terrorism, are mounting.

Hear about the U.S. grand strategy in its war on terrorism.


Susan Glasser, reporter for the Washington Post;
Stephen Biddle, associate professor of national security studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. He has testified before Congress on Operation Iraqi Freedom and is author of the new report "American Grand Strategy after 9/11: An Assessment.";
Thomas Mahnken, visiting fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins Institute. He is an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve and author of "Uncovering Ways of War: U.S. Intelligence and Foreign Military Innovation, 1918-1941."

This program aired on May 31, 2005.


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