Zakaria, Fareed
September 2010
Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);9/20/2010 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 156 Issue 12, p9
The article argues that the U.S. is over-reacting to the threat posed by the terrorist group Al Qaeda. In the author's view military and other actions taken by the U.S. and Western nations following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have severely eroded the group's effectiveness. Hence, he does not believe the greatly expanded governmental powers and bureaucracies that have emerged during the war on terror are justified in 2010.


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