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War on Terror or War on People - ... Bush praised the act for making America safer. However, it was a plan targeted primarily at Muslims and Arabs . Like American governments have done in the past acts like the Espionage and Sedition Act this is another one of acts that aim to target one group . “War on Terror” was not only declared on the real terrorists of Al Qaeda but it was also declared on many Muslims in the United States with the passing of the Patriot Act. Under these circumstances people’s rights are taken away and citizens and non citizens who are Muslims would be mostly of focused upon....   [tags: muslim, act, rigths, citizens, terrorists] 648 words
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The War on Terror - The role of the media In Mass-Mediated Terrorism: The central role of the media in terrorism and counterterrorism, Nacos states, ‘The terrorism catastrophe brought Americans and the press closer together, closer than in recent times of normalcy and during previous crises, in particular, the Gulf War.’ This highlights the positive relationship between the media and the people which would mean public opinion was in support of media claims at the time. While researching I found that it was quite clear that the American public’s understanding of the war on terror was directly shaped by mainstream media reports associated with US endeavours in the war....   [tags: Propaganda, Influence, Public Opinion]
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The war on terror - Ever since the beginning of the terrorist attacks on American soil, the War on Terror has been involved in the lives of Americans and nations near us. The War on Terror’s background originated through conflicts between warring countries in the Middle East; U.S. involvement started when a terrorist guided plane crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 in New York City. The attack was suspected to be the work of the middle-eastern terrorist group Al-Qaeda. The U.S. military, under the leadership of then commander-in-chief George W....   [tags: global issues, american soil]
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The War on Terror - The attacks of 9/11 have reshaped and changed the way how Americans live today, forever. Never before such shock and terror has been felt by anyone on the American soil. On the morning of September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorist extremists hijacked four commercial planes, the planes deviated from their original routes. Two of the planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, one of the planes crashed into the Pentagon and the fourth plane crashed en route to either the White House or the Capitol....   [tags: Terrorism]
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The War on Terror - ... These ‘high value targets” that are tortured have been trained to resist torture and know how to twist truthful information into a false lead. Therefore, we must look at every avenue of approach. So how does an interrogator know when information gathered during a torture session is accurate or not. The truth of the matter is that distinguishing between what’s true or false can be immensely difficult. Interrogators are trained to tell when a person is lying by reading the body language of suspects during questioning....   [tags: world trade center, september 11] 668 words
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The War on Terror - Introduction Ten years ago, the German government decided about the involvement in the ‘war on terror’ and his Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and the intervention in Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). This decision based on the resolutions 1368, 1378, 1383 and 1386 of the Security Council of the United Nation from November and December 2001. These resolutions legitimated the general conditions for the intervention from the perspective of the international law....   [tags: Afganistan, Neo-Realism, Neo-Liberalism] 2651 words
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The War on Terror - ... It was a horrific sight watching such a historical even be sabotaged and turn into a flee for your life. The U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke with FBI Director Robert Mueller and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, a Justice Department official said, "My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured. I have been in touch with the president, Mayor (Thomas) Menino and our public safety leaders. Our focus is on making sure that the area around Copley Square is safe and secured. I am asking everyone to stay away from Copley Square and let the first responders do their jobs" (Levs and Plott)....   [tags: september 11, world trade center] 992 words
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War on Terror - War on Terror On September 11, 2001, our country was hit with enormous devastation, just after eight o’clock a.m. the first of the twin towers was struck by a suicide pilot, the second was struck slightly later. The towers fell just after ten o’clock a.m., devastating the entire country, and ruining the lives of many. A plane also hit the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and another in rural Pennsylvania causing just as much grief. The U.S. is still in mourning, but standing tall, more Americans showed their American pride in the following months than ever before....   [tags: terrorism, september 11, ] 1583 words
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War on Terror - On september 11, 2001 there was an attack on America. Four airplanes were hijacked, two were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the third crashed into the Pentagon in D.C. and the fourth got stopped by a passenger. It was the first terrorist attack on the U.S. soil. Thousands of lives were lost that day. This attach was the most devastating act of belligerence on U.S territory since the Civil War (Terrorism, 2011). This even had an enormous influence on America and its history....   [tags: American History, Patriot Act] 2098 words
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Michael Ignatieff's The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror - “The U.S. need only measure up to its own best traditions and prove itself worthy of preservation as a great nation.” This statement by George Kennan, criticizing U.S. policies during the Cold War, is relevant in questioning today’s principles of American policy combating terrorism. In his book, The Lessor Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror, Michael Ignatieff challenges antiterrorist policies, proposing the need to maintain public review and accountability of governmental actions. A critic of the “lesser of two evils” philosophy utilized by U.S....   [tags: Antiterrorist Policies, War on Terror]
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The Vietnam War and the War on Terror - ... Despite heavy U.S. involvement, little headway was made, so in 1965 Johnson initiated Operation Rolling Thunder. This bombing campaign lasted for over three years and was intended to destroy North Vietnam’s desire to fight, but it did not have the desired effect. Johnson left office at the end of his second term with disgrace and the blood of thousands of American troops’ on his hands. President Nixon, who took office in 1969, eventually ended the war by gradually training South Vietnamese soldiers (called “Vietnamization”) and by pulling American troops out of the country....   [tags: methods of warfare analysis] 1841 words
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What is the Purpose of the War on Terror? - The War On Terror. It is a name that brings many strong thoughts and emotions to mind for Americans still to this today. It is has been Americas longest war, most expensive war, and a deadly conflict. All in all, the Iraqi War from 2003 to 2011 brought a cost of 500,000 lives from civilians to militants (Vergano 1). Among the U.S. army alone it is estimated that around 900,000 veterans have had some form of injury ranging from PTSD to amputations (Ruis 1). Not to mention, many experts say once all war reparations have been paid the war will cost upwards of three trillion dollars (Broder 1)....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]
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Yemen and the War on Terror - “Critical Reasoning”: Yemen and the War on Terror This paper will provide a brief description of Yemen, the global importance Yemen has in the War on Terror, and how the War on Terror affects the interests of the United States (U.S.) and the world. I will also discuss how the U.S. provides support to Yemen, what support is provided to other countries in the area by the U.S., and how the War on Terror is fought in Yemen by the U.S. and other countries in the world. First, I will provide a brief background on the country of Yemen....   [tags: political strategy, ]
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What is the War on Terror? - War On Terror War on Terror this phrase came from George W Bush during the time of 9/11. This wasn't just for 9/11 this was a battle to stop all terrorist threats. terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political claims. there are more than one type of terrorist there are bioterrorism, eco terrorism, and many more terrorist use their tactic for different causes and reasons. Some use it as a act of war or to oppose a threat. A major battle in the war against terror was the war in war in Afghanistan this war started because of a terrorist take on the world trade center on 9/11....   [tags: bush, 9/11, world trade center] 1213 words
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War on Terror and National Security - Terrorism can be defined as a ‘sub-specie of revolutionary violence’ (Lodge, 1981, pg. 1). The term terrorism was introduced in 1789 during the French Revolution. Initially, the word was used to describe the violence inflicted by the French government when attempting to impose their ‘radical new order on a reluctant citizenry’ (Roberts, 2002). Today terrorism carries a deeper meaning with a profound connection to politics. ‘Civil liberties are basic rights and freedoms granted to citizens of a country through national common or statute law’ (Dunt)....   [tags: revolutionary violence, terrorism, fair trial]
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The Global War on Terror - ... In fact, this is one of the major voids and shortcomings of studies on the war on terror. Most articles use the phrase War on Terror, but never define what it means. However, we can gather an understanding of what is meant by “War on Terror” based on the context in which it is used. Many articles, including Barak Mendelsohn’s Sovereignty Under Attack (2005), use the phrase in reference to al-Qaeda and insurgency. In fact, Byman and Pollack’s article, Iraq’s Long-Term Impact on Jihadist Terrorism (2008), quotes President Bush, stating that “Iraq…[was] a central front in the war on terrorism” (Byman and Pollack 56)....   [tags: american public, invasion of afghanistan] 2374 words
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The Economics of War on Terror - The outgoing year has roughly been tough for Pakistan economy and full recovery is far from the sight. The official data for the FY 09/10 suggest, agriculture sector grew an estimated 2%. Live stock grew 4.1%, industrial output 4.9% and the services sector 4.6 %. The overall economy, however, grew by 4.1 % (provisional estimate). According to the latest Labor Force Survey 08/09, the unemployment rate has increased to 5.5% from last year figure of 5.2% and urban unemployment 7.1% from 6.3%. Analysts believe that the unemployment rate is running into double-digit, however, and the government’s figures are hard to buy....   [tags: Economics] 969 words
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The Global War on Terror - The Global War on Terror is a military campaign led by the United States and the United Kingdom and supported by other NATO members. It was originally against al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations with the purpose of eliminating them. This paper discusses how the Bush Administration handled the War on Terror as well as different aspects of it, including its terminology, its objectives, its military operations and criticism against it. The United States of America was deeply shocked when, on September 11, 2001, airplanes we used as missiles to destroy the Twin World Trade Towers and damage the Pentagon....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Machiavelli and War on Terror - In both The Prince and The Discourses, Machiavelli presents very specific advice on how a ruler can maintain stability and control over his newly acquired state. Machiavelli lived in a time when a ruler could come to possess another kingdom through the simple act of war. Yet, in our modernity, a ruler cannot simply declare war and occupy a territory. He must also face repercussions from the other world powers that are in existence today. Our time has evolved and a ruler now has to take into consideration the opinions of other world powers along with the opinion of other global organizations such as NATO and the United Nations....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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What´s the War on Terror? - What is the “war on terrorism?” A lot of people have different views on it but my perspective is that it is a series of tragedies led by a group of individuals or a single person that hates everything America stands for. These accounts of terror can include bombing, shooting, or even just injuring innocent people. Even though America is only 238 years old, it has been through so much terror such as having ten wars, so many natural disasters, shootings, and Islamic extremists attacking America such as the nine eleven attack, the Benghazi scandal, and the Boston bombing....   [tags: islamic terrorists, bombings, shootings] 1095 words
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War on Terror: Habeas Corpus - ... By the mid-14th century after a judicial conflict, the mask of habeas corpus was changing. Instead of from the request of a judge, a person that was in jail that was waiting for their trial to begin in the lower court system could now launch habeas corpus themselves. During this time as well the court began to use habeas corpus as a way to question and explore the reason(s) for an individual’s detention. Thus, the parliament took advantage of this provision to reduce the abuse of it from the central courts....   [tags: liberty, security, 9/11]
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War on Terror: Droned Out - ... The U.S. takes great pride in our military, and depicts our soldiers as some of the best in the world. Now, because of drones, the standard for a great American soldier has changed. Instead of the strong admirable men that we’ve grown to know the new breed of “so called ‘warriors’ who just use computers to do this get higher accolades than the men who fought on the ground ever got,” are becoming more prominent (Babbin, 2013, Obama’s Drone War). These men are basically computer geeks who get recognition for risking their lives, meanwhile they’re sitting behind a screen....   [tags: counter-terrorism, robots] 1222 words
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Psychological Effects of War Terror on the Palestinian People - United States government estimated 37,212 Palestinians lived in United States in 2010. The influxes of Palestinian immigrants often could attributed to events called “Intifadas.” The Arabic word “Intifada” translated, means a “shaking off” but can also translate to an “uprising.” Israel’s and the Palestinian authority’s animosity derives from the First Intifada. The current political standing of the state of Israel and the Palestinian authority runs off from the Second Intifada, which lasted from late 2000 to 2005....   [tags: War, Psychology]
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America's War on Terror - With the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, the United States adopted radical changes to its foreign policy and its response to terrorist threat. With the swift implementation of the USA PATRIOT Act shortly after the attacks (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act), and intervention in Afghanistan, the United States had begun its War on Terror. This war was shepherded by then President George W. Bush. These actions marked the beginning of the War on Terror, and laid the groundwork for the problems experienced by the Obama administration almost ten years later....   [tags: Terrorism ] 1683 words
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The War On Terror - When President Bush called Americans to enlist in his "war on terror," very few citizens could have grasped the all-encompassing consequences of the proposition. The terrifying events of 9/11 were like a blinding flash, benumbing the country with a sudden knowledge of unimagined dangers. Strong action was recommended, skeptics were silenced and a shallow sense of unity emerged from the shared vulnerabilities. Nearly three years later, the enormity of Bush's summons to open-ended "war" is more obvious....   [tags: Political Science] 1311 words
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War on Terror - Since the days of the Cuban Missile Crisis (Marfleet, 1997) in the sixties, the United States has become increasingly more relaxed as to the possibility of an attack on American soil. Since the attack on the Twin Towers in September of 2001, by the terrorist group al-Qaeda, the United States has again become more aware and alert to this possibility. Not only did the attack on the United States bring Americans together as a country united, it also brought on changes that included the newly developed Department of Homeland Security....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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The Right of Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror - The Right of Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror Introduction September 11, 2001 changed the United States forever. This disastrous attack on the Pentagon and the twin towers at the World Trade Center destroyed the lives of thousands of people. Over 3,000 people were killed, including hundreds or firefighters and policemen, many of which were never found. The attackers were Islamic terrorists from Arab nations. The war on terror declared by the Bush Administration, had become one of the most important issues in the United States during that time and still is today....   [tags: islamic terrorists, attack, pentagon]
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The War on Terror and the aAbuse of Human Rights - ... This is the law that has allowed for the destruction of entire villages and towns. What this law means is that the police cannot shoot at a building full of criminals with one innocent person, but the military can bomb a building full of civilians if it has a military target in it, which is something that the U.S. has done on more than one occasion. Basically throughout this decade the United States has done many things that might make it easier to apprehend or kill a suspect, but it also takes civilian rights and also puts them in immediate danger....   [tags: 9/11, relations with the Middle East, bloodshed]
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Terrorist Rivals and the US War on Terror - The article Terrorist Rivals goes into great detail explaining the situation concerning the United States and balance of power. Balance of power is when countries balance out their military and economic power to make war less likely . This article mainly talks about the US, Afghanistan and Iraq. The US was attacked on September 11, 2001 by the terrorist group Al Quaeda. This attack killed 2 998 people , therefore causing the US to seek revenge on Afghanistan. They decided to declare war on Afghanistan because the Afghan government would not give up the Al Quaeda members hiding in their country....   [tags: Terrorist Rivals, Terrorism, USA, ] 522 words
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War On Terror and The USA PATRIOT Act, - Long a polarizing issue, a balance between civil liberties and national security has constantly trailed America’s pursuit of happiness. Civil liberties are defined as rights for each individual person that serve to protect said individuals, by law, from unjust governmental interference, and encompasses all interference that may infringe on given rights. Incidentally, America has sucumb to such infringments within its lifetime, some early in its history, and some with recurring now with vestiges of the more prominent liberty violations which had reigned before....   [tags: civil liberties, national security] 595 words
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Consequences of the War on Terror in the United States - The terrorist attacks of September 11 led to a lot of pressure from the public to find those responsible and bring them to “justice”. In order to do so, President Bush declared a war on terrorism just a few days after the attacks, but little did he know that this very decision would also bring devastating consequences to many countries. Over time, people have been losing faith in the war and in its purpose. Consequently, countries whose economies have fallen under the Military Industrial Complex have manufactured a societal fear against Muslims and jihadists....   [tags: Racial Profiling, Muslim Stereotypes]
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Civil Liberties vs the War on Terror - Few debates have been as politically charged, and as nationally important, as the debate surrounding the writ of habeas corpus as it pertains to detainees that are a byproduct of the ongoing War on Terror. The words “habeas corpus” are Latin in origin and can be literally translated as “have the body in court.” The writ of habeas corpus is designed to prevent unlawful detention and other forms of judicial malpractice. Specifically, it is meant to eliminate the possibility of a person being detained without sufficient evidence with regards to the crime in which they are charged....   [tags: Writ Habeas Corps]
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The War on Terror and Other Security Concerns - There is no panacea for terrorism...we should not allow fear to distract us from the best ways to respond. Nor should fear stop us from saving many more lives by spending the money on less publicised issues facing the planet . When Tony Blair made his statement to the nation on the 9th September 2001 few could have envisaged how an attack of 9/11’s magnitude against the world’s superpower could be possible; and how this ‘new’ war on terrorism would dominate Britain’s security policy for the following decade....   [tags: terrorist attack, 9/11]
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War on Terror: Al-Qaeda in Siria - ... This group established by Mullah Mohammed Omar. Taliban believed in share law Taliban group made by pashtun identity group. When Taliban comes to power when Soviet Union left Afghanistan. Al-Qaida it is a fundament global group that non countries link them =with them. The ideology of Al-Qaida is to make Islamic state and follow the share law and the want clear the nationalism among of the the Islamic brotherhood this is non Muslim concept But deference between both groups is that Taliban fight but Al-Qaida use terrorism and violence, this group established by Osama Bin Laden Al-Qaida mean base and Taliban mean student According to Felix Kuehn the belied that Taliban is not Al-Qaida...   [tags: sunni muslim movement, islamic group] 923 words
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War in Iraq: An Unnecessary War - America Troops Are Fighting an Unnecessary War In excess of 600 billion dollars has been spent on the war in Iraq since it began in 2003, plus over four thousand U.S. troops have died because of this war, and despite a struggling economy the US government is keeping our troops in Iraq with no end in sight. The war in Iraq is a current military operation that began, without a declaration of war, on March 20, 2003 and is still taking place today in 2009(Rogalski). Americans have been shielded from this war and have forgotten why we went to war in the first place....   [tags: War on Terror, Terrorism, Terrorist] 1333 words
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The War on Terror: A Reflection on 9/11 - "Those who would trade some of their personal freedoms in for security will neither receive, nor deserve neither." Benjamin Franklin. On the morning of Sept, 11 2001 people in american cities were starting their days like any other. People were going to work, kids were going to school, and Sept 11th was shaping up to be like Sep 10th, and like the days before it. New York city was no different; and as the inhabitants bustled about in the streets, going about their daily lives, oblivious to the tragedy that would befall them, New Yorkers sitting in the top offices of the world trade center towers also had no idea what was about to happen....   [tags: government, security, terrorism] 1581 words
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War on Terror - “New terrorism” (Mythen & Walklate 2005, p.382; Mythen & Walklate 2008, p.224), in a post September 11th 2001 (9/11) climate, attacks every aspect of human existence and is “typified by the actions of extreme Islamic fundamentalist groups such as al Qaeda – it is said to be distinct from the forms of terrorism practised by traditional terrorist organisations such as ETA and the IRA” (Mythen & Walklate 2005, p.382). This essay intends to address the social issue of new terrorism through the application of Ulrich Beck’s World Risk Society Thesis which premises upon the idea that we have entered a “world of uncontrollable risk and we don’t even have a language to describe what we are facing....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Spanish Civil War: The White Terror - ... The law of national referendums, was then passed in 1945 mandating all "fundamental law" to be approved by a popular referendum, in which only the heads of family could vote.5 Local municipal councils were appointed similarly by heads of family and local corporations through elections,while the government exercised the exclusive right to appoint mayors. It was thus one of the most centralized countries in Europe. The mass killings and bombings under the Nationalist movement during the war, the Falange moved east towards the Republican holdings in the country they ended laying waste to the country's infrastructure as well as to its people.6 The Spanish Nationalists believed that being rut...   [tags: nationalist regime, violence, rape, murder] 3307 words
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The War on Terror And the Need to Proceed with Diplomacy - The War on Terror And the Need to Proceed with Diplomacy We last met in an hour of shock and suffering. In four short months, our nation has comforted the victims, began to rebuild New York and the Pentagon, rallied a great coalition, captured, arrest, and rid the world of thousands of terrorists, destroyed Afghanistan’s terrorists training camps, saved a people from starvation, and freed a country from brutal oppression (applause). - President G.W. Bush, State of the Union Address, January 29th 2002 President Bush, in response to the tragic happenings of September 11th, pointed the finger of blame at Osama Bin Laden and the Al Qaeda terrorist network....   [tags: War Bush 9/11 September 11 Politics Essays] 2102 words
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Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror - How can we justify the war on terrorism abroad when the war was brought to our door steps with very little remaining abroad but some small resistances. This may be a difficult question to answer but it is one that can be easily found through understanding of the criminal mind and the way the terrorists work. The main objective here is to show how the war is going and how the terrorists were classified as such. I will also be providing information on Habeas Corpus both past and present as well as what it means both in English and American traditions....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]
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War on Terror: The Rise of the US PATRIOT Act - “The War on Terror: The Rising of the US PATRIOT Act” America, once considered the land of the free and the home of the brave. That was until, September 11, 2001 when terrorist succeeded with a planned attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. That day “the United States government announced its intentions to begin a War on Terrorism (or War on Terror), a protracted struggle against terrorists and states that aid terrorists” (WAR ON TERROR). I think the terrorist attack that took place that day demanded for a response like the one given....   [tags: Politics]
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Factional Terror, Paramilitarism and Civil War in Haiti - “Factional Terror, Paramilitarism and Civil War in Haiti: The View from Port-au-Prince, 1994-2004” is a scholarly article discussing the observations made by J. Christopher Kovats-Bernat in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, during the country’s heavily violent civil war. The article goes into great detail in order to discuss the events leading up to the civil unrest, taking into consideration many of the political, economic, and cultural influences that prompted the 1994 coup-d’état and the resulting ten years of extreme violence....   [tags: Haitian History, J. Christopher Kovats-Bernat] 908 words
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The War on Terror: American's Being Terrorized by Their Government - ... In order provide a sound answer to these questions its important that we first understand what the Patriot Act is, what it outlines, and how it is being enforced. The Patriot Act was quickly drafted as a direct response to the 9/11 attacks in New York City and the Pentagon. Despite its controversial content it was passed with only one opposing vote from the Senate. Due to the state of panic that the nation was in at the time, it was critical that legislation be drafted and enacted as soon as possible and the Patriot Act was amended and passed into law less than two months after the terrorist attacks....   [tags: the right to privacy, Patriot Act] 1445 words
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Global War on Terror: Should Torture Ever Be Permitted? - “[The] barbarous custom of whipping men suspected of having important secrets to reveal must be abolished. It has always been recognized that this method of interrogation, by putting men to the torture, is useless. The wretches say whatever comes into their heads and whatever they think one wants to believe. Consequently, the Commander-in-Chief forbids the use of a method which is contrary to reason and humanity” said Napoleon Bonaparte in 1798. Back in the 18th century, the French chieftain realized how illogical is to use pain in order to obtain information....   [tags: barbarous custom, interrogation, whipping]
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The War Against Terrorism: The Taliban in Afghanistan - Since 1996, the Taliban has created an environment of terror and disorder within the country of Afghanistan. Although terrorists within Afghanistan and of the Islam religion believe that they are justified in their actions, it is made clearly apparent that Terrorism must be stopped altogether. Defining the Issue Terrorism is translated to mean ‘army in the shadows’ and is defined as the threat or use of violence to win certain rewards or goals ( Dictionary.com, 2010). The earliest known Terrorist organization similar to those of today was the Zealots of Judea, formed when fanatics of the Jewish faith revolted against the of the Roman oppression....   [tags: terrorism, war on terror]
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World War Two and Stalinist Terror - World War Two and Stalinist Terror We can count many causes of World War 2 - economic problems, nationalism, the rise of dictatorships in certain countries. Some believe that many of the causes were due to problems left unsolved by World War 1. But the three main causes were: 1. The Prussian Militarism – developed in 200 years of history, it was the force that made Germany so powerful, and made it possible for a man like Adolph Hitler to gain total control of it....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Essays] 475 words
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The Practical, Psychological, Economical, Physical Impacts Made by 9/11 - It has been ten years since the worst terrorist attack in the history of the United States. In the decade since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security was founded, airports and airlines increased security, and Osama bin Laden has been killed. The U.S. has been entrenched in two ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanastan. The Patriot Act and other legislation increased surveillance while decreasing our civil liberties. How have all of these changes and the lasting impact of 9/11 affected Americans....   [tags: War on Terror] 1428 words
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Denial of John Walker Lindh's Constitutional Rights - The Bill of Rights was ratified and in full effect in 1791. It spelled out rights and freedoms which protected citizens from the government and gave them, most especially; protections under the law against criminal accusations made against them. In 2001, John Walker Lindh (known to some as the “American Taliban”) became an accused man; he was an American citizen and alleged anti-American terrorist. Lindh was denied a number of rights vital to make his proper, fair, and full defense. Lindh’s constitutional rights should have been upheld despite the charges against him and any possible intelligence towards the war on terror he may have had; for there is a slippery-slope to denying someone the...   [tags: The War on Terror]
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World War II And War On Terror - The United States is the Super Power in today’s world and two reasons for that are the outcome of World War II and how the President at the time, Franklin Delano Roosevelt handled conflicts at home as well as overseas. America was going through a very difficult time dealing with the Great Depression and the problem of Germany starting conflicts in Europe where nothing was being done about it. World War II was something America stayed out of for about three years, but when we finally did get involved the “scales” were now tipped in the favor of the Allies due to the American involvement....   [tags: US Politics Foreign Relations] 1793 words
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Air Force's Contribution To War On Terror - On Sep 11, 2001, al Qaeda threatened the United States (U.S.) national security, and we are still at war working to combat terrorism. Since that time, al Qaeda and other extremist groups have also endangered some of the U.S. allies. Realizing the magnitude of this international fight, the U.S. needs help from its international partners to counter worldwide terrorism. National Strategic Guidance The National Security Strategy (NSS), the National Defense Strategy (NDS), and the National Military Strategy (NMS) documents define the U.S....   [tags: Military] 514 words
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Africa's War Against Terror - Africa's War Against Terror African people in their persistent efforts to claim their place on the global stage is faced with paradoxes and challenges, the global stage where Africans are persistently marginalized, disadvantaged and vulnerable. The first step in Africans claiming their place in the global stage is shedding all manifestations of inferiority and self-doubt and refuse to accept that their benchmarks, to measure their success, are set by others. This is precisely what the NEPAD Peer Review Mechanism is about....   [tags: History] 566 words
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Afghanistan: The Unnecessary War? - Soldiers are often considered robots, meaning they have no real concern about the battle they are fighting. This is not true, especially in the case of the war on terrorism. If one were to ask a soldier what he thought of the war in Afghanistan, he would immediately tell you that it is a necessary war to keep the United States safe from the terrorists. Unfortunately, Americans do not think the same way soldiers or the families of soldiers do. Most Americans believe the war is a waste of time, money, and American resources....   [tags: War on Terror, Afghanistan]
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Sun Tzu’s Art of War and The Global War on Terror - Art of War is one military tactical text that has survived for centuries. The author of the text, Sun Tzu left the world with knowledge to carry on for generations. Art of War is a compilation of Tzu’s military strategies, various principles passed down his ancestral clan, and Taoism for the world to study and understand (Galvin and Giles). The military strategist specializes in the manners in which a “small force can overcome a powerful enemy” (Galvin and Giles 15). These tactics have been demonstrated throughout history by various “underdogs;” during the Revolutionary War, WWI, and even today in the Global War on Terror (Galvin and Giles 21)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Narco-Terror: the United States, the Drug War, and the War on Terror - Narco-Terror: the United States, the Drug War, and the War on Terror Introduction The United States has had a long-standing policy of intervening in the affairs of other nations when the country has thought it within its best interests to do so. Since the 1970’s the United States has tried to impose its will on other nations to combat the most pressing political enemy of the day often linking the war on drugs to the matter to stoke support both domestically and abroad. In the times of the Cold War, this enemy was communism and the government tried to make the connection of the “Red Dope Menace” insinuating drug links with China, Castro’s Cuba, and the Sandinistas in Nicaragua....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Pentagon’s New Map, Strategy for Foreign Policy and the War on Terrorism - Upon reading the various articles, one stood out as the most logical, not quite realistic, policy. The Pentagon’s New Map clearly outlines a new strategy for American Foreign Policy. When dealing with international conflict, rule sets must be established. When rules are present, aggression and violence decreases. The world can be divided into two main groups depending on whether or not the country has economic interdependence or unstable leadership and absence from international trade. The Functioning Core, characterized by economic interdependence, can be sub-divided into Old Core (North America, Western Europe, Japan, Australia) and New Core (China, India)....   [tags: American Government, War on Terror] 706 words
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War On Terror -     Since the events of September 11, 2001, the United States of America as a whole people do not feel nearly as secure as they used to. In light of the terrorist attacks, citizens have taken a much closer look at the tremendous vulnerabilities America has. Dams, chemical plants, malls, and stadiums are just a few of the numerous potential terrorist targets. Obviously these facilities need to be protected at a heightened state of alert. What can the United States do as a country to stop these threats....   [tags: Terrorism September 11th 9/11]
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Dangers of the War on Terrorism - Dangers of the War on Terrorism The President of the United State has used the phrases “War on Poverty”, “War on Drugs”, War on Illiteracy”, and the “War on Hunger,” when describing the problems Americans are facing. The term ‘war’ is used metaphorically to signify our willingness to devote vast resources, and immense amounts of time to a specified problem. No one seems to have a problem with these phrases as they do not signify our determination to die for the cause. The Civil War, World War II, and even the Vietnam War or Conflict designates our determination to give the lives of soldiers and spill the blood of the enemy to maintain our freedom....   [tags: President Bush's War on Terror] 2784 words
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We Must Kill People Faster to Win the War on Terror - Is the United States winning the war on terror. That, as always is a tough question to answer outright. The answer is yes and no. Yes, the government has done a tremendous job of handling all new events since the 9/11 attack, and thus a major offensive on terrorism has been successful. Yet, at the same time, the country has a very long way to go if ever it wants to get as close as possible to ending this war on terrorism. Our recent withdrawal of most American troops out of Afghanistan has marked a major shift in the terrorist activities within the country....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]
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War Against Terror and Human Rights - War Against Terror and Human Rights The Human Rights Act 1998 took full legal effect across the English and Welsh legal systems on October 2nd 1998. The Act, allows people to claim a number of the rights and freedoms that are set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. The Government had high hopes that when the act was passed it would create a 'Culture of Human Rights within the United Kingdom.' The principal aim of the Human Rights Act 1998 was to give statutory and formal protection in UK law to a set of clearly distinguishable rights....   [tags: Human Rights Essays] 2075 words
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Realism and the War on Terror - Realist thought on international relations fit comfortably within the context of the great wars of the twentieth century. Powerful nations possessing massive military forces took aim at one another to affect the hierarchical structure of the international system for the good of their own security and power. These wars, however, differ greatly from today’s unconventional war on terrorism. Therefore, the realist theories of yesterday, while still useful, require at least some tweaking to fit the present situation....   [tags: essays research papers] 529 words
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Regions, Strategies and Empire in the Global War on Terror - Geopolitics, to a certain extent is participation in scholarly discussion of the theme of territorial empires. In this discussion, there is very little conformity to one specific empire ideal, route to successful policing or grand social strategy, instead various possibilities are engaged with and the theme of the empire is inexorable. With this unavoidability of the empire arises the stately functionary, treatises on the morality of civilisation and the figure of the Western warrior, which is nowadays a professional figure rather than a spiritual one....   [tags: geopolitics, kindom of heaven, soldiers]
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America's Contribution to Terrorist Attacks - Can acts of terrorist violence be morally justified. To any of us who witnessed the attacks of 9/11, or indeed any terrorist attack in recent history, this may seem an absurd question. How, we ask, could anyone justify the deaths of over 3,000 innocent civilians. While these acts are morally reprehensible, so too are the acts of the west that give rise to Islamic terrorism and the west’s military responses to terrorist acts. According to Honderich, every human being is entitled to a decent lifespan, good health, freedom of expression and respect....   [tags: terrorism, war on terror, iraq war] 993 words
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The War in Iraq - Pick up any newspaper or point your web browser to any major or minor news publication and questions like these will be all over them. A lot of Americans feel that the War on Terror and our presence in Iraq has lasted too long. Are they correct. Should we pull out and call it quits. Should we have another repeat of the Vietnam War. Believe it or not, that's how a lot of people view this war, as another Vietnam. They feel that we are out there, putting the American nose into something that shouldn't be picked....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Iraq War Terror]
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Use of Propaganda in George W Bush's War on Terror - On September 10th 2001 Gorge W Bush announces that the US was engaged in a “War On Terror”. In looking at how propaganda has been used during the “War On Terror” Adolph Hitler’s assessment of how propaganda can be used to best effect is extremely relevant. Propaganda appeals to peoples emotions through its reliance on stereotypes and national myths. Propaganda is most effective when it limits the extent of information presented and repetition is essential. The propaganda campaign that has run in relation to the War on terror has effectively utilised all these tools and thus been extremely successful....   [tags: essays research papers] 668 words
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The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis - The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror is a book written by Bernard Lewis that ‘in particular charts the key events of the twentieth century leading up to the violent confrontations of today.’(Lewis) Lewis clearly and entirely pointed out key events explaining the choices to be made by the people of the Islamic faith. They must determine whether their religion takes its place alongside other religions in a global community, or whether it will revert back into conflict with non-Muslim nations....   [tags: politics and religion, book review] 1345 words
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Bush's War On Terror and the Erosion of Civil Liberties - Bush's War On Terror and the Erosion of Civil Liberties Nearly all the amendments in the Bill of Rights have been reduced since the beginning of the war. The fourth through eighth amendments have been especially hit hard by this “war.” Search & seizure, due process, a speedy and public trial with a jury, and cruel & unusual punishment have all been disregarded as part of the current administration’s policy. The “War On Terror” has effectively eroded the civil liberties that Americans fought centuries for....   [tags: Politics Political Essays]
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War and Terror - It’s Time to Stop the Killing - War and Terror - It’s Time to Stop the Killing Somewhere within the last 120,000 thousand years, our ancestors began migrations quite different from any that appear in the archeological record preceding that time and somewhere between forty and fifty thousand years ago those migrations accelerated to the point that Cro Magnon hominids, our forebears, settled every nook and cranny on the planet. The last major migration occurred when the land bridge opened up in Siberia, as the glacier receded ten thousand years ago, and Homo Sapiens, who our species had become by then, trudged all the way to Tierra del Fuego within a thousand years or so....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 2823 words
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Terrorism and Religious Extremism in Pakistan and Afghanistan - In 1947 Pakistan was created after being partitioned from the country of India. A predominantly Muslim country located in Southern Asia it has had a history rife with terrorism and religious extremism. The roots of which can be traced primarily to the Soviet-Afghan war of 1979. A direct consequence of the war would be the promotion of radical Islam and a militant culture. The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and the subsequent War On Terror would bring Pakistani support of and involvement in terrorist activities to international focus....   [tags: War on Terror, Pakistan, Afghanistan]
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Muslim Discrimination in America - At a time of growing tension between religious groups in America, a record number of Muslims have reported religious discrimination claims. Although Muslims only make up roughly 2 percent of the United States population, they accounted for about one quarter of the religious discrimination claims filed last year (Greenhouse 2010). Most Americans reported a heightened distrust and hatred toward Muslim-Americans after the 9/11 attacks and the War on Terror in the Middle East. Islamophobia continues to be provoked by anti-Muslim extremist and tensions between evangelical Christianity....   [tags: War on Terror, Generalizations] 1446 words
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The History of Iraq - Iraq’s history is one of both prosperity and violence, and dates back to the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia. While dominated by a variety of civilizations, the region enjoyed a relatively stable society. Since the birth of Islam, the religion has been the dominant cultural belief of the region, and has made its way into the laws and ruling of the region. (InDepth Info, 2010) At the end of World War I, the British Empire took control of the land, and imposed a monarchy on the region. However, in 1932 the British mandate came to an end, and the Iraqi people came in control of their newly independent country....   [tags: America's War on Terror]
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'Moby-Dick' by Nigel Williams - While it may appear to be a simple story on the surface, as with the novel, the latest film adaptation of ‘Moby-Dick’ as a two-part miniseries is more complex than what appears at face value to be just a simple whaling narrative. Although they may not be glaringly obvious, just as they were in the novel, included in the miniseries are a number of themes made relevant for an audience of the twenty-first century, which in turn give the miniseries a considerable level of complexity. These themes, including ideas of the conflict between vengeance and rationality, fate and the use of free will, the supernatural, the humane sides of people, and the place of man in nature all arise from the creativ...   [tags: miniseries, war on terror] 1414 words
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Are Terrorists Really Small Scale Agents of War? - Are Terrorists Really Small Scale Agents of War. One of the most studied aspects of history is war, and the causes of war. There are five theories of war causation; these are economic, psychological, sociological and political. Another aspect of war is morality; pacifists, realists and just war theorists all view war in a different light based on their basic beliefs of the morality of the act. There is a strong correlation between war causation and terrorist act foundations. Of the theories of war, it is the psychological theories that are most relevant....   [tags: War Terror Terrorism Essays] 1084 words
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The Sea is My Brother by Jack Kerouack - ... Still today there are many written works by military soldiers that are still alive and shared for the world to see and get an insight of how life was for these men during war. Jack Kerouac is an American-Canadian war time novalist and poet that is known for his great writing. He was also part of The Beat Movement, which started as a small group of close friends that were writers and later expanded to a large amount of writers who became a movement. Kerouac used the term “Beat Generation” to define the generation of that time period....   [tags: soldier, war, terror, beat movement] 567 words
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The Cult of The Suicide Bomber an Article by Robert Fisk - Robert Fisks’ article “The cult of the suicide bomber” , published in 2008, addresses the rise and a cult like glorification of suicide bombers in the Middle East. Fisk posits that this increase is, in part, due to the US and their coalition forces declaration of a ‘war on terror’. Fisk offers a unique perspective on the life of a man, Khaled, conditioned to be a suicide bomber. The article touches on the social influences, culture and family, that encourages self-liquidation as an extreme method of religious devotion....   [tags: middle east, war on terror, motives]
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Smart Profiling is More Effective Than Racial Profiling - America has a long history of perpetrating great injustices against minority groups during wartime. The author of “Freedom vs. Security” and chief Newsweek editor Fareed Zakaria traces these acts of racial profiling all the way back to 1790 during the French-American War (Zakaria 308). Such injustices are usually “overreactions to a limited threat” (Zakaria 309). Zakaria identifies the current mistreatment of Middle Eastern-Muslims within the United States as a similar overreaction (Zakaria 309)....   [tags: war on terror, terrorism, civil liberties]
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1993 World Trade Center Bombing - On 26 February 1993 the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York, New York was bombed. This attack marked the opening salvo of a conflict that the United States is still facing to this very day. The conflict is now commonly known as the war on terror. More specifically, U.S. citizens are under the constant threat of being attacked by Middle Eastern Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. The common reason given by these terrorists as justification for their attacks is U.S. support of Israel....   [tags: The War on Terror, Terrorist Attacks, Bombings]
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The Influence of Propaganda - Introduction The War on Terror was a campaign instigated by the United States as a result of the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks on the USA and is on-going. The international military campaign was joined by many nations including Great Britain to eradicate the threat of global terrorism, Al-Qaeda and other radical organizations. The term ‘The War on Terror’ was first coined by George Bush in a speech on 20th September and since been used largely by the Western media to denote the battle to find and defeat the terrorists culpable for the attacks on the World Trade Towers now known as 9/11....   [tags: Public Opinion, The War on Terror, Assessment]
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George W. Bush’s Language Comprising the War on Terror - The president is perhaps the most visible arm of government to the American people. Through the drama of highly televised election campaigns and public speeches, the president is, for most people, the face of government. The president’s communication to the public is spotlighted and given much more attention than other public officials’, such as representatives or senators. Since the president receives more public attention than any other individual in government, it seems natural to analyze presidential rhetoric....   [tags: Communication Speaking Research] 5245 words
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The American Response - America’s two most recent wars are the Iraq War and the War on Terror. Both of these wars have accomplished their goals, but come at a great cost. There were quite a few factors in both of these wars that affected international security. First, I will analyze both of the wars and then intertwine them together to show the overall effect they have created on America. Let us look first at the War on Terror. The War on Terror started after the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda attacked America on September 11th 2001....   [tags: Iraq War, War on Terror, America]
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Time to Rebuild Iraq - Time to Rebuild Iraq For nearly thirty years, the people of Iraq have been brutalized under the sadistic dictator style rule of Saddam Hussein. The land previously known as Mesopotamia is rich with a surplus of highly demanded oil. This, which should serve as a very beneficial asset to the country, has proven to serve as quite the opposite for the history of Iraq. In fact, recent history shows that the supply of resources has caused much self-inflicted turmoil for Saddam and his land. With regard to the current war against the U.S., the oil may serve as the greatest way for the rebuilding of Iraq as promised by President Bush....   [tags: Terror War Terrorism]
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