Effectiveness of the War on Terror

Here's how the war on terror is progressing in late November 2015:

"Even in Iraq and Afghanistan, where thousands of lives and billions of dollars have been spent trying to wrest those countries from chaos, extremist forces are flourishing. ... even with hundreds of millions of dollars in aid and continued international engagement... Mali is as troubled as ever, according to analysts."
- Dionne Searcey et al., Hotel Attack in Mali Reverses Gains in Fight Against Extremism, New York Times, Nov. 21, 2015

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