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Experts: the Global threat of extremism, has grown since 9/11

WASHINGTON – Experts say violent extremism has grown since Sept. 11 attacks and poses a greater global threat today than 17 years ago. And that’s despite the expensive AMERICAN military action abroad.

Deaths by terrorist attacks each year has strongly increased since 2001 and extremism has spread throughout the world, according to a report released Tuesday on the anniversary of the attacks.

The report is written by a group of experts under former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean and former Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton of Indiana, who led the 9/11 Commission, which was established in 2002 to investigate the attacks.

The assessment comes as the war in Afghanistan, which was caused by the Sept. 11 attacks, is in its 17th year, with no end in sight.

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