ABSTRACT

Trump Administration's National Strategy for Counterterrorism: Overview and Comparison to the Prior Administration [January 29, 2019]   [open pdf - 111KB]

"On October 4, 2018, President Trump released his Administration's first National Strategy for Counterterrorism. The overarching goal of the strategy is to 'defeat the terrorists who threaten America's safety, prevent future attacks, and protect our national interests.' In describing the need for this strategy, National Security Advisor John Bolton stated that the terrorist 'landscape is more fluid and complex than ever' and that the strategy will not 'focus on a single organization but will counter all terrorists with the ability and intent to harm the United States, its citizens and our interests.' The strategy states that a 'new approach' will be implemented containing six primary thematic areas of focus: (1) pursuing terrorists to their source; (2) isolating terrorists from their sources of support; (3) modernizing and integrating the United States' counterterrorism authorities and tools; (4) protecting American infrastructure and enhancing resilience; (5) countering terrorist radicalization and recruitment; and (6) strengthening the counterterrorism abilities of U.S. international partners."

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CRS Insight, IN11027
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2019-01-29
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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