Debating the War on Terror as a 'Battle of Ideas'

The debate continues whether the war on terrorism is primarily an intellectual struggle or a physical one. Many Pentagon thinkers seem convinced that the war on terrorism is, in part, a "battle of ideas," but recently, the focus of the war seems to have returned to military operations.



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