U.S. Wars & Militarism

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After the September 11 attacks, the U.S. shifted to a national security policy rooted in fear, leading to violations of civil liberties and civil rights. That mindset has bled into domestic policy, leading to dramatic militarization both at home and abroad. Whether at home or abroad, the U.S. relies too heavily on force and violence to solve problems. Not only do these strategies backfire, but policies that compromise civil liberties and violate international law, are misguided and wrong.


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