The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast: Lisa Monaco on America’s Counterterrorism Strategy against ISIS and Al Qaeda

By Cody M. Poplin
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1:30 PM

This week, the president’s Homeland Security Advisor, Lisa Monaco, made news by announcing that the White House will release long sought data on the U.S. drone program. An important development, no doubt.

But that's not all she said.

Delivering the Kenneth A. Moskow Lecture at the Council on Foreign Relations, Monaco also outlined the evolving nature of the terrorist threat to U.S. national security. In her address, she notes that we no longer think of sleeper cells, but of lone wolves, and that instead of fighting a top down war, the U.S. finds itself engaging networks where information and inspiration flow both up and down. Monaco outlines a five-pillar framework that is shaping how the administration responds to the new, disparate nature of the terrorist threat.

After her remarks, Monaco was joined by former Assistant Attorney General for National Security Kenneth Wainstein for a Q&A on homeland security.

A transcript of Monaco's remarks is available at the Council on Foreign Relations.

You can watch the address below: