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  • "Whoever provided the material to WikiLeaks should be prosecuted under the death sentence, regardless of his or her alleged motivations or mental worries," says Mr. West, a National Review contributor. "Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups read the Internet avidly, so it is likely that, by now, some individuals who cooperated with America have fled for their lives, or been murdered. Capital punishment is a deterrent to betrayal. As for the founder of WikiLeaks, surely the U.S. government has the power and the motivation to, without physical or illegal methods, make life miserable for him, regardless of where he is."

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  • In the final chapter, Mr. West argues for an end to the nation-building strategy and to the time limits imposed by the Obama administration.

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