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This module introduces students to the key architects of the 9/11 wars known as the singular Global War on Terror. Many of these individuals believed that these wars had to be fought at all costs-even human rights. The module examines official White House records claiming the wars to be a success with research suggesting otherwise as well as civilian testimony that provides a human face to these wars. The final lesson provides students with a basic understanding of what constitutes torture, how it has been defined by the United Nations and why the US’ actions were in defiance to international law.
University of Pennsylvania
9/11, Foreign Policy, Torture, War, Global War on Terror, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Iraq, Afghanistan
Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Higher Education | International and Area Studies | International and Comparative Education | Near and Middle Eastern Studies | Other International and Area Studies | Secondary Education
Teaching Beyond September 11th (2023). George W. Bush's Legacy: The Global War on Terror v2. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DOI: 10.48659/axan-0h21
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This is a May 2023 update to https://doi.org/10.48659/mx97-n136 (updated to fix accessibility issues and typographical errors).