Война с терроризмом после событий в Ираке

Автор: Джозеф С. Най

Блестящие военные победы в Афганистане и Ираке могут создать неверное представление о войне с терроризмом. Если бы речь шла только о неконтролируемых, непредсказуемых государствах, то еще можно было бы говорить о некоторых положительных результатах. Однако технологический прогресс дает в руки группам и индивидуумам, избравшим путь насилия, разрушительные средства, доступные раньше лишь армиям и правительствам.

Даже если полное искоренение терроризма кажется невозможным, сокращение количества террористических актов и их смертоносного потенциала значительно ослабило бы эффект, производимый терроризмом на наше общество. Мировому сообществу необходима многосторонняя стратегия, которая делегитимизировала бы насилие против гражданских лиц как прием ведения войны, воспрепятствовала бы предоставлению некоторыми странами убежища и средств лицам, прибегающим к подобным приемам, обеспечила бы надежную защиту потенциальным объектам террористических ударов, лишила бы террористов легкого доступа к оружию массового поражения и привела бы к уменьшению стимулирующих факторов для обращения к терроризму.

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