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Chris Murphy

Our failed war on terror

Our failed war on terror

As a mother and grandmother, I am concerned about the current direction our use of power in securing my family's safety is taking us, and the world at large. My concern is that the tactics and violence that have been used in the past 13 years are failing, and in fact may be increasing the reactionary response to all U.S. citizens. It is time to very carefully and thoughtfully reassess our approach to terrorist threats as a nation. The current unending and geographically undefined war is draining our country's resources, both in terms of finances and lives. But the fact that we are doing this without success, in fact with clearly escalating problems, is unconscionable.

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