What does the 9/11 commission report discuss about the international community's role in preventing terrorism?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think that the most profound suggestion from the commission's report is that the best way to combat terror plots such as the September 11 ones is to work in a multilateral manner with other nations to do so.  The report suggested that if the American government is able to make inroads on many levels with other nations, there can be progress made on the prevention of terror.  Cooperation with other nations is the only way this can be done.  The report stresses that nations must share information, present a unified front, and not alienate one another in fighting terrorism.  Since the element of terrorism is so amorphous, being able to move from one nation to another with ease, it becomes imperative that nations like the United States do not act unilaterally.  Rather, they have to act in concert with another and work with one another in a manner that enables nations to be able to effectively combat terror.  The commission's suggestion that the United States serve as a "moral example" to the rest of the world in this regard helps to enhance the idea that the international community must be one in which all nations share the same intent in defeating terrorism. 

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