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The Future Role of the U.S. Armed Forces in Counterterrorism

For almost two decades since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the paramount mission of the U.S. security establishment has been counterterrorism—specifically, defeating the jihadi terrorist enterprise and preventing it or any terrorist organization from mounting another devastating attack. Keep Reading

Al-Qaeda’s Generational Change

Nineteen years after 9/11, al Qaeda's name is fading from American consciousness, mostly reduced to a mention in an occasional news story in the rare event that one of its senior leaders is eliminated by U.S. forces. Keep Reading

// by Anne Speckhard and Molly Ellenberg

Jesse Morton: A Story of Trauma and Radicalization

The impact of trauma on radicalization and terrorist recruitment has only recently made its way into the collective psyche of counterterrorism researchers and practitioners and is still not well understood. Keep Reading

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