Handling The War On Terror

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Handling the War on Terror The Global War on Terror, or War on Terror, with the United States at the helm, is the second most expensive war in American history, having surpassed $2 trillion. At the same time, little has been accomplished for domestic security or the destruction of terror groups. The United States needs a clear, focused strategy to suppress terrorist groups, while at the same time eliminating the causes for terrorism. I propose a gradual drawdown and closing of US bases and garrisons around the world. I also propose a serious global coalition to tackle ISIS, with a clear plan and exit strategy. At the same time, negotiating an agreement cannot be overlooked. The GWoT (Global War on Terror) is recognized as officially starting after the September 11 attacks. It is called “global” because it involves military actions, politics, and law against terror groups anywhere in the world. Current hostilities are being fought by NATO and ISAF countries with countless independent agreements. The main adversaries of this global coalition are al-Qaeda, al-Nursa, ISIS/ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), and Boko Haram. Despite the efforts of this anti-terror alliance, terror groups operate unhindered and terror attacks seem to be increasing. There are several key problems with the U.S. WoT strategy. The main one is the difficulty of detecting and fighting guerilla threats. Another key problem is the rules of engagement and collateral damage. The third and most
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