U.S. retaliation

No 'massive attack or invasion': Rumsfeld continues effort to ready U.S. for a different kind of war
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned yesterday that the Bush administration's war on global terrorism would most likely take years to win and cost more lives, calling it an "unusual" conflict that "cannot be dealt with by some sort of massive attack or invasion." [Sept. 26, 2001]

Diplomatic, financial efforts to target terrorists
As the nation formally ended 12 days of mourning yesterday, Bush administration officials cautioned Americans not to expect a massive military response to the Sept. 11 attacks but a silent and invisible diplomatic and financial campaign aimed at crippling terrorists. [Sept. 24, 2001]

The military options
The United States has four broad options for military action against Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan, analysts say, each with its advantages and disadvantages. [Sept. 20, 2001]

Guest columnist: The clear, legal path for a military response
Americans will remember the events of Sept. 11 as a turning point in their history, and many have begun to wonder about the legal as well as the moral aspects of the coming response. As a lecturer in international law and retired judge advocate of the Marine Corps, I find a clear, legal path for American military action. [Sept. 25, 2001]

As battle cry grows, some call for peace
Anti-war activists believe offering a dissenting — if unpopular — voice is a patriotic duty, while most of America rallies around the government. [Sept. 22, 2001]

William Raspberry: The courage to be the first to have second thoughts
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., was Congress' sole no vote on a resolution to give the president authority to use military force against anyone involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The 55-year-old Bay Area legislator his been catching tons of grief — including threats against her life. And I'm wondering if, years from now, some of her colleagues might be wishing they'd stood with her. [Sept. 25, 2001]

Charles Krauthammer: This isn't a 'legal' matter, this is war
This is not crime. This is war. One of the reasons there are terrorists out there capable and audacious enough to carry out the deadliest attack on the United States in its history is that, while they have declared war on us, we have in the past responded (with the exception of a few useless cruise missile attacks on empty tents in the desert) by issuing subpoenas. [Sept. 13, 2001]


 



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