The Trump Administration’s National Strategy for Counterterrorism, released this past October, has received positive reviews for its balanced focus on the challenges associated with confronting terrorism abroad and in the homeland. In practice, however, little has been done to address the threat of America’s ‘domestic terrorists’ and there remains no preventative strategy for the homeland.
The Homeland brings you a two-part examination of these vexing challenges with a look at the challenges of preventing terrorism in the homeland by American persons, inspired by domestic events and sometimes fueled by foreign state and non-state actors. Part I paints the threat landscape and challenges in prevention. Part II will provide a framework for policymakers to make greater headway. The Program on Extremism at The George Washington University recently issued the first of several policy briefs on this matter. Dr. Haroro J. Ingram is a senior research fellow with the Program.
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