Tagged: counterterrorism

U.S. Counterterrorism Strikes: Combatants and Civilians by the Numbers

In accordance with the President’s Executive Order and agenda of increasing transparency with regards to the use of lethal force against terrorists, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) has published the Summary of Information Regarding U.S. Counterterrorism Strikes Outside Areas of Active Hostilities. Current areas of active hostilities include Afghanistan,...

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So, Brexit is Happening. What’s Next?

On the heels of the ‘Brexit’ referendum, world markets plunged, Britain’s credit rating dropped, the EU told the UK to ‘get on with it’, David Cameron decided he wanted nothing to do with it, and apparently so did Gibraltar. And that is just the beginning. Scotland appears as though it...

Countering Violent Extremism: A New Joint Strategy

  The Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have released the “Joint Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism.” In a press conference on May 25, 2016, Justin Siberell, Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism, discussed the international climate in which violent extremism has taken hold. “Even as...

House Committee on Homeland Security: Preliminary Findings on Counterterrorism Challenges of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Released yesterday, “Syrian Refugee Flows: Security Risks and Counterterrorism Challenges,” is a Majority Staff Report by the House Committee on Homeland Security. This report presents the preliminary findings of the committee’s year-long inquiry into the counterterrorism challenges associated with Syrian refugee flows. With just ten findings and seven recommendations, this...

Country Reports on Terrorism 2014

Throughout 2014, global news headlines were frequented by stories concerning the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and lone wolf terrorists. Today, the U.S. Department of State released the Country Reports of Terrorism report for 2014 to the public, a report that further investigates ISIL and the lone...

The Blueprint: A New National Security Strategy

During the State of the Union (SOTU) address last month, President Barack Obama highlighted numerous American accomplishments in 2014 such as decreasing the number of troops deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan, and the fall of unemployment to its lowest rate in 6 years. The President also mentioned his future ambitions...

GPO Offers a Unique 2015 Counterterrorism Desk Calendar

The Government Printing Office (GPO) is the “Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government.” Carrying the responsibility to produce and distribute products for all three branches of the Federal Government, in addition to the...

President Obama Announces U.S. Intent and Strategy to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

“If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”  On September 10, 2014, President Barack Obama delivered a speech to the American Public declaring the intent of the United States government to respond strongly to the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known...