The 2018 U.S. National Strategy for Counterterrorism: A Synoptic Overview

29 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2019

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Dan E. Stigall

George Washington University - Law School; U.S. Department of Justice

Chris Miller

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lauren Donnatucci

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 7, 2019

Abstract

This article briefly reviews a few aspects of the 2018 National Strategy for Counterterrorism (NSCT) that are worthy of examination. These include its wider scope, which encompasses domestic terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism; its focus on prevention efforts with a consideration of future threats; and the efficacy of its approach to pursuing and dismantling terrorist groups, most notably the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Keywords: terrorism, counterterrorism, strategy, ISIS, nonkinetic, extremism, domestic terrorism, Iran, national strategy

JEL Classification: Y9, K33, K19

Suggested Citation

Stigall, Dan E. and Miller, Chris and Donnatucci, Lauren, The 2018 U.S. National Strategy for Counterterrorism: A Synoptic Overview (October 7, 2019). Dan Stigall et al., The 2018 U.S. National Strategy for Counterterrorism: A Synoptic Overview, Am. U. Nat'l Sec. L. Brief (Oct. 7, 2019) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3466967 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3466967

Dan E. Stigall (Contact Author)

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U.S. Department of Justice ( email )

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Chris Miller

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Lauren Donnatucci

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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