Rand is a liberal organization didn'tcha know. I know this cuz apdst told me so.My claim was relative to yours. There are more terrorist attacts worldwide than there were after 8 years of our war on terror.
From the Rand Report commissioned by the Pentagon last year ~
"Consequently, as the Rand study reports, the U.S. "war on terrorism" has been a failure in combating al Qaida, and indeed, that "[a]l Qaida's resurgence should trigger a fundamental rethinking of U.S. counterterrorism strategy."
"As the Rand Corporation predicts in such circumstances, this has only led to an increase in popular support for those resisting the U.S. military onslaught. In short, the war is counterproductive."
"In the end, Rand concludes that the U.S. should rely much more on local military forces to police their own countries, and that this "means a light U.S. military footprint or none at all."
Dan Kovalik: Rand Corp -- War On Terrorism Is A Failure
"But military force has not undermined al Qa'ida. As of 2008, al Qa'ida has remained a strong and competent organization. Its goal is intact: to establish a pan-Islamic caliphate in the Middle East by uniting Muslims to fight infidels and overthrow West-friendly regimes. It continues to employ terrorism and has been involved in more terrorist attacks around the world in the years since September 11, 2001, than in prior years, though engaging in no successful attacks of a comparable magnitude to the attacks on New York and Washington."
RAND Research Brief | How Terrorist Groups End: Implications for Countering al Qa'ida