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A Dishonest Posture

Despite the White House’s attempt to distance itself from Bush-era policies, particularly those related to counter-terrorism, little has changed over the course of the past two years. In a report published by the Hudson Institute, Christopher Ford sheds light on the dichotomy between the rhetoric of counter-terrorism and the policies being pursued. The paradigm shift that Obama’s election was supposed to usher in never materialized, and what remains are a set of policies which continue to prop up a national security establishment bent on waging a “global war on terror.”