ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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America's Geronimo

In a critical look at the imperial hubris that drove the United States killing of Osama bin Laden, this article argues for democratic forces to challenge the idea that terrorism can be successfully countered by military means. It is necessary to address the root causes of terrorism - lack of self-determination, poverty and deprivation - and resist the urge for militaristic solutions. It is equally necessary to support civil society efforts to push back the domination of the military in Pakistan's polity.

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