The Success Of The 9/11: The War On Terror

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Conclusion After a decade and a half, the ‘war on terror’ may not have achieved the ambitious goals set by Bush, but it has accomplished several milestones. It has captured or killed the perpetrators behind the 9/11 attacks, it has crippled Al-Qaeda, removed the Taliban from power and brought stability and security to Afghanistan, and toppled Saddam’s authoritarian regime. Proponents would note these, and the absence of any large-scale attacks on the American homeland since the 9/11 attacks in 2001, as evidence of the successes of the ‘war on terror’. Critics, however, would point to persistence of Al-Qaeda, and the growing threats from terrorism and political instability in the Middle East, Africa and other regions. The high costs of the invasion

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