Al Qaeda’s power and influence have fallen considerably from its peak in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks. The question is whether the group remains strong and may resurge, or whether the decline is for real and may even be permanent.
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Why didn’t the United States invade Afghanistan and destroy al Qaeda before September 11, 2001? This isn’t as farfetched as it might sound.
The President should should consolidate the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) and the National Targeting Center (NTC), which would reduce the chance of error, expedite redress procedures, and save money.
This week's arrest of two Hezbollah/IJO agents might best be understood as one small part of a larger, complex policy framework that usually is glimpsed only through the lens of its diplomatic aspects.
Although many have noted Prime Minister Theresa May’s advocacy of a re-examination of British counterterrorism efforts in the wake of the London attacks, few have considered closely what such changes might look like—and how they may or may not involve this side of the Atlantic.
In light of press reports that President Trump may have revealed sensitive counterterrorism information originating from the Israeli government to Russian officials, it’s useful to take a step back and run through what foreign liaison relationships do and why they are important to U.S. counterterrorism.
I worry that President Trump will bungle the response to a jihadist terrorist attack on U.S. soil, making the fear worse at home and helping the terrorists score a win.
In the hope of mitigating some of the confusion and fear that proliferate following a terrorist attack like the bombing in the St. Petersburg subway, here are nine questions to ask after such an attack.
Why radical reforms to the regulatory process have serious consequences for national security and the fight against terrorism.
Why did the United States just ban large electronics in the passenger cabins of certain flights? It depends on whom you ask.