How Is the War on Terror Like the War on Drugs?

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Media Outlet: Foreign Policy

The U.S. fight against global terrorism is costly, distracting, self-perpetuating, unceasing, and unresolvable. Is there any way to fix it? This week on The E.R., Rosa Brooks, Tom Ricks, and others talk about the people they would least like to have dinner with and then drill down into the social and political consequences of the war on terror.

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Thomas Ricks is an ASU Future of War senior fellow at New America  He also is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, for which he writes the blog “The Best Defense.”

Rosa Brooks is an ASU Future of War senior fellow at New America, working with the International Security program and the ASU Future of War project. She writes about the changing nature of warfare, the changing role of the U.S. military, and need to rethink core assumptions about the laws of war.