RE: The 'war on terror' was a whole new type of war.......
The 'war on terror' was a whole new type of war.......they didn't wear uniforms, they didn't fight according to all conventional war methods. There was a lot about this type of terrorist that we didn't know and all conventional thinking had to be thrown out and started over.
It still is and they still don't. Unless you are willing to suffer the consequences of "collateral civilian damage"/innocent bystanders, more thinking on strategy is required, such as Obama 'drone-warfare rulebook'