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Is Saying 'War on Terror' Hampering Counterterrorism?

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Is Saying 'War on Terror' Hampering Counterterrorism?

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Is Saying 'War on Terror' Hampering Counterterrorism?

Is Saying 'War on Terror' Hampering Counterterrorism?

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The 9-11 Commission recommended that the U.S. government stop using the phrase "war on terror" — but both presidential candidates still use the phrase. NPR's Mike Pesca reports that some critics believe that habit could actually hamper counterterrorism efforts.