Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 5-14-2015

Faculty Advisor(s)

Ann Gordon


The ‘War on Terror’ has been a highly debated topic since President Bush first said it after the attack to the United States on September 11th. Many articles and books have been written about the growing problem of terrorism and how the United States is handling it. Each article provides different ways that the United States has wrongly handled the situation and ways that they could improve their efforts to reduce terrorism. After the terrorist attack on World Trade Center and The Pentagon, the United States went to War against Al-Qaeda. Today, the US is still in a highly dangerous and expensive battle with these terrorists. My study examines the relationship between how people from both sides of the political spectrum have voiced their concerns with the war and have claimed it was not worth the cost. However public opinion claims that the US has to keep up the fight with deterring terrorism. September 11th was a wakeup call to America showing a need to change the US Foreign Affairs policies and increase the Defense Budget. The ‘War on Terror’ is looking to be politically and intellectually unsustainable unless new changes are made.


Presented at the Spring 2015 Student Research Day at Chapman University.