“9/11” and After—A British View

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Vol: 55, Issue: 4

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Michael Howard
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To call the struggle against terrorism “America’s War,” perhaps even a war at all, is to miss its full significance, argues one of the world’s most distinguished military historians. It is a global confrontation between those who believe in the values of the Enlightenment and those who detest and fear them. In this confrontation armed force must inevitably play a part, but it can never be won by militaries alone—not even those of the United States.