A Debate: “IT’S TIME TO END THE WAR ON TERROR” EDITED FOR WNET

A Debate: “IT’S TIME TO END THE WAR ON TERROR EDITED FOR WNET”

I think the world is getting it wrong in regard to designing strategies to annihilate terrorism. We are too emotional, too subjective, too resentful and too vengeful. I can’t blame anyone, how can I? The nature of this phenomenon is very sophisticated and multifaceted to begin with. I think government officials, policy makers, military strategists etc. need to take more civilian negotiators, mediators and peacebuilders on board to help the counterterrorism efforts. It has been a while since the debate was held; but still relevant. Enjoy and would love to see your reflection

Merid

“Days after 9/11, President Bush declared a War on Terror that would “not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.” Is America in a state of perpetual war, or has the threat of terrorism justified its position as the organizing principle behind our foreign policy? In 10 years we’ve been in 2 wars, witnessed the Arab Spring and the death of Osama bin Laden–is it finally time to end the War on Terror?”

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