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Rear Admiral Bill SullivanVice Director for Strategic Plans & Policy
 
The Joint Staff 
 
 Executive Lecture Forum Radvanyi Chair in International Security StudiesMississippi State University
Fighting the Long War--Military Strategy for the War on Terrorism”
 
 
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Why America Wants: a “Short War” 
A short war means lower costs in lives and national treasure.A short war reflects the enormous talent and power of our nation.To the average American, the threat to the U.S. is difficult tocomprehend.War is alien to the peaceful nature and desires of our nation.
 
 
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Why the Global War on Terrorism is a “Long War” 
The enemy is committed to his cause. He is prepared to fightto the death for what he believes is a defense of his religion.The enemy has a strategy with global aspirations. Heestimates it will take him decades to accomplish his strategicobjectives.It requires change within the Islamic world. Historically, suchchanges have taken centuries to occur.It requires increased partner nation capacity – armed forces,police, economic development, and good governance – tocombat the violent extremist threat. Such growth takesdecades to achieve.
The enemy has committed to a long war and publiclyarticulated his goals for decades

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