Military Options in the War on Terror

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In his address to Congress, President Bush told the armed forces, "the hour is coming when America will act and you will make us proud." There is a continuing buildup of US forces in the region surrounding Afghanistan, yet, the administration seems to be ratcheting down the expectation of military action any time soon. Today the President said there won't be islands to invade or beaches to storm. We will look at the developing military options with middle-east experts, a former CIA agent, and army strategists.
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Warren Olney