A Changing of the Guard: U.S. Counterterrorism Policy

Though January will see a major transition in American power, the global threat of terrorism will remain. As the Obama Administration enters its final weeks in office and Washington prepares for a changing of the guard, there is much uncertainty about how the incoming administration will approach counterterrorism.

How can the U.S. more effectively counter ISIS’ message and propaganda? What will happen to all the foreign fighters ISIS recruited once the group is beaten out of Mosul and eventually Raqqa? How can the U.S. help ensure that terrorists don’t return after they are pushed out of an area or city such as Mosul?

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