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Has the War on Terror reduced the likelihood of a terrorist attack in the United States?

  • Yes the Global War on Terrorism has reduced the possibility of a terrorist attack on the US.

    Yes the Global War on Terrorism (GWT) conducted by the United States has reduced the probability of a terrorist in the US. The GWT has forced the leadership and membership of Al-Qaeda to spend its time and efforts fighting a war on two fronts. This means they have had less time and resources to plan attacks within the US.

  • War On Terror

    I personally think that the War on Terror has reduced the likelihood of a terrorist attack in the United States. Granted the acts carried out on 9/11 were large and formidable it took a lot of planning and effort to plan them. Secondly, most terrorists have a hard time accessing the United States. This was true before and it is true now.

  • In the long term it does not.

    I believe we stayed over there too long, us staying doing "nation-building" only creates a insurgency against American Troops stationed overseas, creating more terrorists and more problems in times to come. If we hadn't done all of this nation building stuff and got the job done and got out of there we wouldn't have building terrorist cells.

  • Counterterroism Operations Produce Results

    While some may believe that the War on Terror has increased the likelihood of an attack against the United States, this overlooks the fact that US operations have done damage to terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda.Pre-existing financial, political and logistic structures for those groups have been disturbed to the point where those groups can only now carry out attacks in regions closer to their homelands, such as the Middle East and South Asia.

  • The War on Terror Creates Terrorists

    The war on terror, if anything, has increased the likelihood of another attack on the United States. Because our government has incarcerated without trial or counsel innocent people, including children, at Guatanamo Bay prison. Agents of our government have used torture in interrogation, claiming they are not responsible because the torturers were subcontractors. The War on Terror and the incredible latitude given to law enforcement the minute they use the word terrorist has led to rights violations of American citizens and abuses. Overall, it has probably created more potential terrorists than it has killed.

  • No It Hasn't

    I do not believe the War on Terror has reduced the likelihood of a terrorist attack in the United States. Granted the acts carried out on 9/11 were large and formidable it took a lot of planning and effort to plan them. Secondly, most terrorists have a hard time accessing the United States. This was true before and it is true now.


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