1. George W. Bush offered many variations on this theme, but just to offer one typical quotation from an April 2007 speech to troops at Fort Irwin, California, “The strategy is to defeat the enemy overseas so we don’t have to face them here at home.” [return to page 2]

2. This policy changed in Barack Obama’s administration.
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3. Note that by the standards of network television the show was apparently a failure as ABC neither renewed it nor allowed it to continue on to Baghdad, a front line from which Bruckheimer received Pentagon permission to film (Gillies).

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