Well, we are at war in two separate nations, we have 200,000 troops in harm's way with another 250,000 "private contractors" there. We have created a whole new division of government as a result of 9/11, we have predator drone strikes along the Pakistani-Afghan frontier against Al-Qaeda and Taliban leadership, we've given $6 billion in military aid to Pakistan so they will conduct offensives in Waziristan against Islamic radicals, we have a proxy war through Ethiopia in Somalia to prevent the country from being taken over by Al-Qaeda. We've just enlisted Yemen to tame radical tribes in their country. We have 100,000 people on a no-fly list, and Guantanamo Bay prison camp is still open.
So I guess my question is, what would more aggressive look like?
Terrorism and radical Islam are ideas, not nations. It seems to me the only thing left that we can do that would be both more aggressive and more effective is to try and build schools, hospitals and roads and create jobs in the poorest regions of the Middle East, where terrorism and radicalism are born. Crushing poverty and radical madrassa schools are the incubators of the terrorism we're at war with.