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Wait? The RAND Corporation said THAT?
Posted:Wednesday, July 30, 2008
In a very (read 'immensely') interesting article on the RAND Corporation site (linked below), they argue that the War on Terror is not the most effective way to counter/defeat Al Qaeda. In fact, they say military force has been of very limited efficacy against terrorist groups in the past.
So what works? Policing (in the home country) and politics (negotiations, sanctions, etc.).
This isn't news, per se. What is news is that the RAND corporation is now the one admitting this. Those folks are about as militaristic as you can get. To have them now say this is something of a political A-bomb.
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