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Reader riposte: Defeating terrorism


Sam Roggeveen


10 March 2010 09:23

Charles Burnard, a research analyst with RUSI, is sceptical of Fareed Zakaria's claim that '(t)he enemy is not vast; the swamp is being drained. Al Qaeda has already lost in the realm of ideology. What remains is the battle to defeat it in the nooks, crannies, and crevices of the real world':

I enjoyed reading Graeme Dobell's piece on 'the politics of a permanent threat' – and agree with most of it. I do have a few problems with the Zakaria article you linked to. Rather than go into my qualms with his argument, I’ll turn your attention to this article, which encapsulates my concerns perfectly. Keep up the good work!