The RAND Blog

December 2001

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    Osama Bin Laden--Not Wanted: Dead or Alive

    John Arquilla

    Dec 30, 2001

    Los Angeles Times

    Turning the next phase of this conflict into the most expensive manhunt in history might well divert attention and needed resources from what should be the war's central aim: to defeat Al Qaeda before it mounts an attack with a weapon of mass destruction.

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    Great Presidents Inspire Us

    Robert E. Hunter

    Dec 16, 2001

    Los Angeles Times

    President Bush should tell the nation how and why Sept. 11 finally closed the book on the Cold War and its aftermath, while opening up untold opportunities. He should declare an unflagging U.S. commitment to peace, development and reform in the Middle East.

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    North Korea -- Friend or Foe?

    Nina Hachigian, Bruce W. Bennett

    Dec 2, 2001

    Los Angeles Times

    While the level of mistrust between the U.S. and North Korea is too high for very close cooperation now, North Korea has apparently offered to provide terrorist-related information to Washington. The U.S. should pursue such discussions.

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