We're no longer involved in a "global war on terrorism". We are now instead involved in a "global struggle against violent extremism." Click here for a cynical take on this rhetorical switch.
To be fair, I never approved of calling our efforts to confront terrorism a war in the first place, and I do think this new slogan is more appropriate, but it still bothers me to see this change made more as a public relations move rather than as an acknowledgment that we need to rethink our strategy for confronting the threat of global terrorism.
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