Tagged: counterterrorism

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Task Force on Preventing Extremism in Fragile States

In recognition of challenges associated with the global fight against terrorism, the U.S. Institute of Peace released a “comprehensive plan to prevent the underlying causes of extremism in fragile states.” This plan comes as a report from the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, established by the U.S. Congress...

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Red Flags: Homegrown Extremist Mobilization

The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have compiled a list of Homegrown Violent Extremist (HVEs) Mobilization Indicators. Given the continuous threat of HVE’s joining the ranks of the most violent terrorist organizations abroad, the domestic law enforcement agencies...

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2018 National Strategy for Countering WMD Terrorism

President Donald J. Trump has released a National Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism that focuses on preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by terrorists. The Strategy highlights the growth in terrorists’ “capabilities and aspirations” to pursue WMD enabled by the advances in dual-use technology...

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Report Card: DHS Publishes National Fusion Center Assessment

From the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the 2017 National Network of Fusion Centers: Final Report is the culmination of self-reported data from the 2017 assessment from federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (F/SLTT) entities, as well as homeland security and public safety organizations. Overall, fusion centers continue to make...

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President Trump Releases the 2018 National Strategy for Counterterrorism

Yesterday, the White House published the National Strategy for Counterterrorism of the United States of America. The Executive Summary sets the landscape that “we remain a nation at war”, but claims that the new strategy will provide a path to victory. In a nod to the nation’s global partners in...