The Global War on Terror

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A Middle Ground Essay about the Global War on Terror Introduction Over the last several years, the approach that is used in the War on Terror has been increasingly brought to the forefront. This is because there has been a shift in public opinion about the impact of specific events and the tactics to achieve a host of objectives. A good example of this can be seen with the use of special operations forces and the shooting spree of Robert Bales. He was an American soldier who was on his fourth tour in Afghanistan. One night after drinking heavily is when he snapped and went on a shooting spree (killing 16 civilians). This has an adverse impact on the US military's involvement in the region and the tactics they are using to achieve different objectives in the War of Terror. As a result, this is illustrating how a balanced approach must be taken over the long term. This will allow the nation to deal with the costs and resources of fighting this war more effectively. Over the long term, these kinds of techniques will make the US more efficient in going after terrorist organizations (by taking a middle of the road approach). ("Sergeant Robert Bales,") This is appropriate, in illustrating how the middle ground approach is necessary at this time. The reason why is: the military and other resources are being increasingly strained by this long commitment. If there was a strategy that focused on different aspects of the War on Terror, personnel would be more effective in rooting
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