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A. American Strategy

September 11, 2001 ended a unique era of American optimism as the exposure of American vulnerability revealed a new and bleaker world. United States is in a state of war with those who attacked New York and Washington. War means that the United States' tactics will change, spelling the end of the judicial-legal approach to the terrorist groups and their state helpers. Speaking of Saudi Arabia, it is clear that the nature of Saudi society and the Saud regime are the key seedbeds for the terrorism of 9/11. President George H. W. Bush is engaged in using broad support to organize the government for an unprecedented war, focusing first on the narrow matter of killing or capturing those responsible and second on the longer term struggle against terrorism. Leading an international coalition, the United States has largely rid the world of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, and threatened the shelter for Al Qaeda and other terrorists.