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War on Terrorism
Last Featured: 10/15/2001

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Overview

The War on Terrorism is officially underway. The U.S. has been launching massive airstrikes on Afghanistan aimed at reputed terrorist Osama bin Laden and the Taliban regime. President Bush has called on Americans to be prepared for a long and difficult war, with US casualties inevitable. As reservists are called up and troops are being deployed, some ask whether military action is a wise, effective response or whether it would be better to use international criminal justice systems to punish the perpetrators. Is a U.S military response morally required? Will it be effective or will it plant the seeds for future terrorist attacks against American civilians?


Guests
Michael Radu is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a think tank in Philadelphia. A prolific author of books and articles on foreign affairs and terrorism in many parts of the world, Dr. Radu is a contributing editor of the journal Orbis. He received his Ph.D. in political science and international relations from Columbia University. He has taught comparative government and politics as an adjunct professor at St. Joseph's and Rutgers University.

Phyllis Bennis has been a writer, analyst and activist on Middle East issues for 25 years. She is currently a fellow in Middle East and United Nations Affairs at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., where she focuses on Palestinian rights, the peace process and the role of the United States within the UN. Most recently, Phyllis accompanied a group of congressional aides to Iraq to examine the impact of economic sanctions there. She is the author of 'Calling the Shots', how Washington dominates today's UN and 'Beyond the Storm, A Gulf Crises Reader.'

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"Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events."

— Winston Churchill

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