War of Terror Becomes Struggle against Global Extremism

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After September 11, President Bush said a "war on terror" would bring the nation together. Others in the Administration argued that "war" didn't fit the reality of the threat faced by America. Last week, at the National Press Club, the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he never liked the idea of calling it "war" because "the long term problem is more diplomatic, more economic, more political than it is military." Richard Myers and other administration officials are now referring to "the global struggle against violent extremism." Pundits, politicians and propagandists are debating whether the change in rhetoric also means a change in strategy. We hear more about the rhetoric and reality in the war on terror from experts in diplomacy, national security and crisis management.
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Pew Research survey on Iraq War, fight against terrorism

Pew Research survey on Islamic extremism

Ahmed's Washington Times op-ed article on Islam

Major League Baseball suspends Palmeiro

Palmeiro's testimony before House Government Reform Committee hearings

Washington Post article on Palmeiro suspension

MLB suspends Detroit Mariners' Ryan Franklin



Warren Olney