Democracy and the Response to Terrorism The response of democratic nations to terrorism can vary widely according to agendas which supersede the ideals of democracy. The principles of democracy and the respect for the rights of individuals may be dispensed when it comes to fighting terror; yet democratic nations like the U.S. and Pakistan certainly respond to terrorism in disparate ways. Since summer of 2008, “U.S. forces based in Afghanistan have accelerated the tempo of cross-border strikes on suspected compounds in Pakistan, actions many Pakistanis see as violations of their territorial sovereignty” (Markey 61). Thus, these decisions are not merely the demesne of the Obama administration. The Bush administration, especially the military...The end:
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