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Fighting Terrorism with Diplomacy In its final report, the 9-11 Commission called on the United States to engage more effectively in the worldwide struggle of ideas against radical Islam. We continue our series of discussions on the lessons of the Sept. 11 attacks with a look at the limits and possibilities of diplomacy.