Rethinking the 'War on Teror': Legal Perspectives on Containment and Development Strategies

City University of Hong Kong Law Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 67-79, July 2010

14 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2010 Last revised: 17 Nov 2011

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Eric Engle

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Date Written: January 1, 2010

Abstract

This article describes strategic alternatives to the United States (US) ‘war on terror’ and consequences of past policies. It is argued that the ‘war on terror’ metaphor has failed and that strategic incoherence and tactical errors have mired the US in a series of failing land wars in Southwest Asia. The article proposes the adoption of a containment policy and recasting the ‘war on terror’ into a criminal law framework.

Keywords: War on Terror, Al Qaeda, Taliban, Afghanistan, Iraq, War, Southwest Asia, ISAF

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Engle, Eric, Rethinking the 'War on Teror': Legal Perspectives on Containment and Development Strategies (January 1, 2010). City University of Hong Kong Law Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 67-79, July 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1543267

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