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Imagining a War’s End

On May 23, 2013, American president, Barack Obama, delivered a signal speech on the American “War on Terror.”  Recognizing the ambiguity that this war has always possessed, Obama admitted early on in his speech: “America is at a crossroads. We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us. We have to be mindful of James Madison’s warning that no nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. Neither I nor any president can promise the total defeat of terror.”  With that said, the president spent the next several minutes detailing Read more