Afghanistan and War Against Terror

(With Gary Knight and Gabriele Suder)Originally Published in the Korea Times—October 4, 2011

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The “War on Terror” was launched 10 years ago, on Oct. 7, 2001. It represents a battle against terrorism, extremism and global geopolitical adversity seen to oppose democracy and freedom of choice.

In the intervening years, however, the war has produced various unintended consequences that threaten personal freedom and other liberties enjoyed by progressive societies worldwide.

Stringent inspections delay cargo and personnel at border crossings. In many cities, cameras constantly monitor the movement of vehicles and civilians ...

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