Is It Time to Get Rid of the 'War on Terror?'

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The so-called "war on terror" is not working, especially against Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda.  That's the conclusion of the RAND Corporation, a think-tank that's popular with the Pentagon.  Should the emphasis be shifted away from military action to intelligence and local police work?  How should weapons of mass destruction effect strategy? Also, Secretary of State Rice meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki to try to finalize a US troop agreement. On Reporter's Notebook, with the US and Russia at loggerheads, will American astronauts have transportation to the International Space Station?

Banner image: Iraqi Sunni fighters allied with the US against Al-Qaeda in Iraq in the restive Diyala province, located northeast of Baghdad. Photo: David Furst/AFP/Getty Images



Warren Olney