New Consensus on Terrorism
Byline: John McLaughlin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
One of the major tasks for our next president is repairing the frayed consensus on how to deal with terrorism.
In the years immediately following Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism was unchallenged as our premier national security issue, and there was minimal controversy about how to handle it. As the nation's No. 2 intelligence official, I heard broad agreement in the executive branch and on both sides of the aisle in Congress that could be summed up as: Never again, whatever it takes.
Controversy about all aspects of terrorism has grown markedly in the last three years, however, and a new administration will have to wrestle with at least four sets of issues to maintain forward …
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Publication information: Article title: New Consensus on Terrorism. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: October 12, 2008. Page number: B01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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