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The record is clear: The president lied, citing Justice Department data that do not exist, and the Justice Department released a report designed to be as suggestive of that lie as possible without repeating it.
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.
The FBI has taken custody of Cesar Altieri Sayoc in connection with the attempted mailing of 13 pipe bombs to prominent former government officials, including former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, and other public figures. The Department of Justice has brought five charges against Sayoc in the Southern District of New York.
An overlooked new law on terrorism-related civil liability could have major implications for U.S. foreign assistance policy—even if it can’t withstand constitutional scrutiny.
For much more than a decade after the 9/11 attacks, both the threat of terrorism and the ins-and-outs of U.S. counterterrorism policy dominated our national discourse. But not anymore.