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From Berlin to BaghdadAmerica's Search for Purpose in the Post-Cold War World$
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Hal Brands

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124629

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124629.001.0001

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Waging the War on Terror

Waging the War on Terror

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(p.302) 10 Waging the War on Terror
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From Berlin to Baghdad
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Hal Brands

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124629.003.0011

This chapter discusses the war on terror, which unfolded during the early 2000s. This showed that the strategy of the Bush administration was not nearly well integrated as it had originally appeared. At the same time, the war on terror quickly evolved into a political lever, and antiterrorism remained a powerful rhetorical tool. In the end, the return to coherence brought about by 9/11 had mixed results for the practice and politics of U.S. diplomacy.

Keywords:   war on terror, 2000s, strategy, Bush administration, political lever, antiterrorism, rhetorical tool, coherence, U.S. diplomacy

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