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Maldives Wants U.S. to Help It Fight Terrorism

An attack on the president of the Maldives could open a new front in the war on Islamic extremism.

The Maldives can't afford to lose tourism.

Photographer: Ishara S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images

The Maldives is calling on the United States to help it respond to an attack on its president, potentially opening the newest front in the war on terror.

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