Experts: Global extremism threat has grown since 9/11 - AP

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Extremism poses a greater global threat today than it did 17 years ago, despite costly U.S. military action overseas, according to members of the U.S. government commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks. Deaths from terrorist attacks each year have increased substantially since 2001 and violent extremism has spread, according to the report Tuesday from the task force on extremism in fragile states led by...

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Is America’s Global Influence Waning? Report Says Russia And China Could Spark Extremism Without U.S. Leadership - Newsweek

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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A new report by the leaders of the 9/11 Commission has warned that growing Russian and Chinese influence threatens to create more extremism worldwide, and encouraged the U.S. to fight to retain global leadership. Released on the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the document suggests Russian and Chinese interests could see the two countries support more authoritarian governments across the developing world, which...

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Report: Counterterrorism Should Pivot To Strengthen Fragile States - NPR

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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A new report says U.S. counterterrorism efforts need to focus much more on the long-term goal of supporting fragile countries and preventing extremism from taking root. The report, sponsored by the nonpartisan U.S. Institute of Peace, says that after the 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. response was to protect the homeland and pursue terrorists abroad. Now, the authors say, the U.S. should emphasize the stabilization of countries where...

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Combating Extremist Ideology Since 9/11 - America Abroad

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

By: Stephen J. Hadley

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In this episode we’re looking to answer the big question of whether or not the country is safer than before 9/11. There hasn’t been a big terrorist attack on our soil since then, ISIS has lost almost all its territory in Iraq and Syria, Bin Laden is dead, and yet there are still thousands of extremist fighters out there and their ideology persists in attracting new recruits.

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On anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks, terrorists readying to attack again: 9/11 commissioners - USA Today

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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It might be tempting to think we have turned the tide on terrorism. After all, the Islamic State is on the run in Iraq and Syria, and terrorist attacks are on the decline globally for the third consecutive year. But that would be a grave mistake. Violent extremists are regrouping and will strike again. The 9/11 Commission, which we chaired 14 years ago, recommended three core goals for U.S. policy: Attack terrorists and their organizations, protect...

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U.S. needs new blueprint for post-9/11 extremism, study says - Washington Times

Monday, September 10, 2018

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Federal agencies for nearly two decades have prevented another 9/11 terrorist attack, but the “time has come for a new U.S. strategy” in the war against extremism spreading in the Middle East and beyond, says a congressionally mandated new task force led by the former chairmen of the vaunted commission that investigated the 2001 strikes on Washington and New York.

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The Worst May Be Yet to Come in Syria - Atlantic

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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In the fall of 2016, Syrian troops loyal to Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russian airstrikes and Iran-backed militias, marched on Aleppo and ultimately captured the city of 200,000 people, leaving a trail of destruction and human suffering. In February of this year, they besieged Eastern Ghouta...