A Winning Counterterrorism Strategy
January 4, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump has spoken passionately about the need to bolster the U.S. response to ISIS. Moreover, Mr. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Retired General James Mattis, has notably advocated for a coherent U.S. counterterrorism (CT) strategy. As the next administration continues to take shape, there is a clear desire and willingness to rethink and refine how the United States conceives of and prioritizes its actions to combat terrorism.
A future U.S. CT strategy should include direct military action to target terrorists as well as asymmetric activities that indirectly influence and render global and regional environments inhospitable to terrorism.
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