Rethinking the 'War on Terror'

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tp080821how_terrorist_groups_end.jpgAl Qaeda has evolved and adapted, and has committed more terrorist actions since September 11 than it did before. President Bush's "War on Terror" has not been successful. That's according to a study by the RAND Corporation, which has analyzed strategies against terrorist groups from 1968 to 2006. The prestigious Defense Department contractor says there's a better way. Although "intelligence and local police work" is a lot less politically sexy, RAND says it has worked where military action has failed. Is it time to rethink US strategy?  In the age of nuclear weapons, is there a third way? 

Credits

Guests:
Seth Jones - RAND Corporation - @SethGJones, Amitai Etzioni - Professor of International Relations, George Washington University, Sebastian Rotella - ProPublica - @ProPublica, Ian Cuthbertson - Director of the Counter Terrorism Project, World Policy Institute

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner