The Global War on Terror: A Narrative in Need of a Rewrite

@article{Zalman2009TheGW,
  title={The Global War on Terror: A Narrative in Need of a Rewrite},
  author={A. Zalman and J. Clarke},
  journal={Ethics \& International Affairs},
  year={2009},
  volume={23},
  pages={101 - 113}
}
Much of the legal and ideological infrastructure that would later constitute the war on terror was introduced onto the U.S. political scene in the 1990s. Osama bin Laden was on President Clinton’s intelligence and law enforcement radar screens; antiterrorism legislation that would significantly expand presidential and police powers was debated in Congress; and conservative advocacy groups such as the Project for a New American Century urged a more assertive projection of American power… Expand
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