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Terrorism: How a Single Phrase Defined the War on Terror LEARNING RESOURCE

Residents inspect damaged buildings in what activists say was a U.S. strike, in Kfredrian, Idlib Province, Syria, on September 23, 2014.

Source: Abdalghne Karoof/Reuters

Grade Level Grades 9-12, Higher Education


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In this resource from World101, students will learn how the open-ended scope of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force has justified counterterrorism policy for two decades—and counting.

World101 is a free collection of multimedia resources on the fundamentals of international relations and foreign policy. Designed to help your students understand the essential issues, forces, and actors that shape global affairs, World101 aims to support teachers with its videos, charts, essays, and timelines that can easily be added to any part of your lesson plan.

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An Overview of Terrorism | World101
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