The events of September 11, 2001 serve as the origin of the United States’ War on Terror as popularized by the Bush administration. Previously, American strategies to combat terrorism focused on attacks against its interests abroad, and support for other governments’ efforts to curb terrorist acts within their own boundaries. However, September 11 revealed vulnerability to violence by non-state actors within U.S. borders. In response, the United States reshaped its anti-terrorist strategies to prevent future attacks by targeting terrorists, foreign and domestic, known and potential.
"Human Rights and the War on Terror: The USA PATRIOT Act,"
Human Rights & Human Welfare: Vol. 5
, Article 51.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/hrhw/vol5/iss1/51
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