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Commentary: All Terrorism Is Global

Just after Sept. 11, 2001, President Bush declared war on "every terrorist group of global reach." NPR Senior Analyst Daniel Schorr says that this policy was originally intended to guard against U.S. involvement in civil conflicts, but the reach of terrorism has expanded to the point where it no longer makes sense to categorize any terrorist attack as local.

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Daniel Schorr passed away on Friday, July 23, 2010. See an obituary, photo gallery and an archive of Schorr's commentaries for NPR.