The "War on Terror," 15 Years Later

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Public Lecture – Vijay Prashad

October 11, 2016
7:00 pm

Balch Auditorium 
Scripps College

The Global War on Terror from the Standpoint of its Victims

Seen from a village in Waziristan, in the upper reaches of Pakistan, the Global War on Terror (GWOT) appears quite differently than it does in the anti-septic briefing rooms at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. It is to understand the GWOT from that vantage that I decided to report – as widely as possible – from the villages that are in the gun-sights of the drone operators. This talk will travel through the landscape of the GWOT, assessing its various impact on countries as diverse as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya.