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Thu May 30, 2013, 09:49 AM

GOPís War On Terror 2.0: More Drones, More Missiles, More Boots On Ground


GOPís War On Terror 2.0: More Drones, More Missiles, More Boots On Ground
By David Axe on May 30, 2013 at 9:32 AM

President Barack Obama says he wants to end the 12-year-old war on terror. Not so fast, said Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and Armed Services Committee member. Not only does Graham warn against declaring victory over al Qaeda, he wants more drones, more deployed missile defenses and more U.S. troops on the ground in the Middle East.

Speaking at his office in Columbia, S.C. on Wednesday, Graham shot back, saying the U.S. should ramp up its military efforts. ďThe war is not winding down, it is morphing,Ē he said. ďIf you donít believe the enemy wants to hit us here at home youíre very naÔve.Ē

Call it the war on terror 2.0, GOP style.

In a landmark speech on May 23, Obama said it was time to scale back the military and law-enforcement initiatives that have defined U.S. security policy since 9/11, including the use of armed drones.

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