Debating Ends, not Just Means, in the War on Terror

Debating Ends not Just Means in the War on Terror The national security debate tends to focus on means How much money should we spend Where should we use force How should our troops be equipped Ends however ought to shape decisions about means Yet

  • Title: Debating Ends, not Just Means, in the War on Terror
  • Author: Stephen D. Biddle
  • ISBN: 2940013194328
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Nook
  • The national security debate tends to focus on means How much money should we spend Where should we use force How should our troops be equipped Ends, however, ought to shape decisions about means Yet the ends of American national security usually get less attention than the means As the nation debates national security in this time of war, what critical questions aboThe national security debate tends to focus on means How much money should we spend Where should we use force How should our troops be equipped Ends, however, ought to shape decisions about means Yet the ends of American national security usually get less attention than the means As the nation debates national security in this time of war, what critical questions about the ends of American strategy should we be considering The most basic question of wartime strategy is against whom it is to be directed Who is the enemy A war on terror pits us against a tactic, not an enemy by contrast, wartime strategies typically seek to defeat specific opponents whose aims conflict with one s own A wide range of groups use terrorist tactics many of these groups pose no particular threat to America Clearly al Qaeda is in the cross hairs, and surely should be But should there be others Hamas Hezbollah The Colombian FARC At some point do we go from destroying threats to Americato creating them by driving together groups we might otherwise be able to split apart Historically, terrorists have had great difficulty collaborating their secretive natures, differing interests and inevitably local priorities discouraged common action Will such a broad definition of the enemy create the common cause needed to drive them together against us Or does it instead provide the breadth of aims needed to root out a diverse conspiracy with unknown interconnectedness Al Qaeda has been likened to a holding corporation for terrorists, in which a core cadre funds subcontractors to carry out the actual dirty work if so,how can we be sure that we do not exclude important subcontractors if we fail to cast the net broadly enough More generally, who should we really be waging war against, and who not

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