Analysis Of War On Terror By Alex K. Rich And Gerson Moreno-Riano

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Alex K. Rich and Gerson Moreno-Riano are the authors of the article War on Terror. Gerson Moreno-Riano earned a doctorate in Philosophy and a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati (Rich, 2016, p.7). The purpose of this article is to explain the overview and understanding on how the war on terrorism is fought. Although the authors mention several effect that war has throughout the world, the authors argue that the war on terror causes the largest impact because it includes military operations. In paragraph one, the author establishes a setting by providing significant terrorist groups, locations and time. When the author mentions the international terrorist organizations “such as Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah” …show more content…
The authors’ discusses some differences between how the war on terror is fought when compared to the other wars. For example, military operations are involved in combating terrorism, whereas the other two wars do not include military operations. The authors claimed that the war on terror cost too much money and that that is the reason why the United States is in debt. Finally, the war on terror consumes too much time with no progress being; it is an ongoing conflict that lasted more than thirteen years (Rich, 2016, p.1).
Although the author the mentions the benefits of war on terror, he always counter act the benefits of the war on terror. For instance, he bring up the Patriot Act, which was supposed to protect Americans, to express the negativity of wiretapping and reduction of resections of the government. He brings up the death of Osama Bin Laden, not to show that justice have been swerve but that one phase of the war on terror was over and leading up to another phase of war with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. This tactic of relaying information leads the reader to believe that the author was bias against the

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