Governments must reorient their counterterrorism approaches to reflect an environment in which all terrorist threats have transnational dimensions.
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Why was Indonesia missing from the U.S. intelligence community's Worldwide Threat Assessment?
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:
An overview of the armed non-state actors operating in central Africa and the current state of U.S. operational activity in the region.
The Syrian Democratic Forces announced the capture of two reported U.S. citizens fighting for the Islamic State in Syria.
The current situation is reminiscent of 2011, when many thought that the jihadist threat was on the decline, if not completely evaporated, in the West.
The United States needs to think about domestic terrorists more like it thinks about foreign terrorists.
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.
A Democratic House can help decrease the risk of terrorism, limit the endless post-9/11 wars, and restore some coherence to the U.S.’s Middle East policy.
The White House released the National Strategy for Counterterrorism on Oct. 4. It is the first such strategy to be released since the publication of the Obama administration’s strategy in 2011. The full document can be read below.