Efforts to expand the mission of the National Counterterrorism Center should begin with a review of how the Department of Homeland Security has addressed domestic terrorism since its inception in 2003.
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On Wednesday, President Trump issued an executive order revoking an Obama administration order that created reporting requirements for U.S. counterterrorism strikes. Read the full order below.
Executive Order on Revocation of Reporting Requirement
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Terrorist groups often rely on diaspora communities for support, but assistance from abroad comes with influence.
A U.S. diplomatic intervention could ease tensions between India and Pakistan.
Pakistan confronts a new type of extremist threat: one that challenges state institutions without rejecting the state itself.
Counterterrorism officials must be on alert for the next cause that, like in Syria, produces a surge of foreign fighters and terrorism. But they should not assume past is prologue.