Defining Military Objectives in War on Terrorism

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When he was a general, Colin Powell issued a checklist of very limited circumstances for the use of US military force. Now, Secretary of State Powell is in Pakistan to update coalition leaders of his assessment on US air strikes on Afghanistan and what's likely to happen next. Can terrorism be stopped by military action alone? What strategy will the US pursue after toppling the Taliban? We get conflicting views over America's use of military power in its war on terrorism and its pursuit of world peace, from the military, national security analysts, hawks and doves.
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American Enterprise Institute

Jane's World Armies

National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives

Peace Action

Project for the New American Century

Program on General Disarmament

US Department of State

USA Today



Warren Olney