The War on Terror, part two

04/23/2013 | Politico (Washington, D.C.) · RealClearPolitics · Daily Beast, The

The Boston bombing is forcing President Barack Obama to rethink his approach to the war on terror, which until now has focused on quiet diplomacy and an abundance of drone strikes. Obama's decision to give Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a civilian trial raises questions about the broader handling of terror detainees, experts say, while the attack will likely also force Obama to rethink the way he talks about terrorism and security-related issues. "He doesn't want this to be the conversation, he doesn't want to lean in to it emotionally like [we] did," says former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer. "That will have to change now, obviously."

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