Democrats Propose New Plan for 'War on Terror'

If the United States is to win its “war on terror” it must overcome hostility abroad and halt the rise of militants with a new “Marshall Plan” for the Muslim world, two leading Democratic lawmakers say.

A fight for the hearts and minds of the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims has to go hand in hand with attacks against militants and security at home, the Democrats say in a plan to be formally introduced on Tuesday. As part of efforts to fight international terrorism, the United States also has to succeed in stabilizing and rebuilding Iraq and exert consistent, top-level efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The $100 billion plan is being proposed by Jim Turner of Texas, the leading Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, and Jane Harman of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. An advance copy of their plan, “Winning the War on Terror,” was made available to Reuters. Full Story

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