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US Undertaking Review Of Global Counter-Terrorist Policies


White House officials say the Bush Administration has launched a high-level review of its global counter-terrorism strategy to better deal with changes in the al-Qaida network since the 2001 terrorist attacks.

There are few details about what specific measures the review might entail.

The Washington Post newspaper originally reported the story on Sunday.

It quoted administration officials as saying the review is needed to prepare a switch from capturing and killing al-Qaida leaders, to a broader strategy of confronting radical Islam and violent extremism.

The Washington Post reported that new policies might include an increase in "public diplomacy" efforts aimed at winning support for the United States across the Arab world.

The United States and allied countries have killed or captured dozens of al-Qaida operatives since the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.

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