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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Does Fighting Terrorists Abroad Keep Americans Safe at Home?

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/does-fighting-terrorists-abroad-keep-americans-safe-home-16779?page=2

Does Fighting Terrorists Abroad Keep Americans Safe at Home?

June 29, 2016
In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre two weeks ago, there were renewed calls by members of congress, former government officials and security experts for increasing our resolve to fight terrorists “over there” so the U.S. homeland would be safe from any future such attacks “over here.” As seductive and reassuring as these statements might be to some, there is no evidence that U.S. military operations overseas do anything to reduce the threat of domestic terrorism. To the contrary, it is becoming increasingly apparent that such actions do more to feed the threat than it ever did to diminish it.
The question now before the country: do we continue—or even expand—global military operations that aren’t working or seek alternative solutions?http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/does-fighting-terrorists-abroad-keep-americans-safe-home-16779?page=2

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