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Terrorism: Archives

Rethinking Our Strategy on Terrorism

Experts surveyed in the recent Terrorism Index overwhelmingly agree that the U.S. must shift its focus in the war on global terrorist networks.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Energy Warp

Peter Ogden outlines a strategy for boosting our national security by reducing dependence on oil from unstable and hostile regimes.

By Peter Ogden | Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Iraq By the Numbers

The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began four years ago. Here's an assessment of what the war has cost us in lives, funds, and lost opportunities.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Lessons from the Somalia Bombing

When the U.S. military struck at suspected Al Qaeda terrorists in Somalia, it showed its ability to strike anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, the response afterward also showed that the United States still lacks a clear vision or strategy concerning how it should integrate “hard power” counterterrorism tactics with more “soft power” capabilities. Read more […]

By Lawrence J. Korb and Max Bergmann | Monday, March 5, 2007

Getting on the Security Train

P.J. Crowley says new legislation is a good first step, but better rail and chemical security must anticipate vulnerabilities and fix them now.

By P.J. Crowley | Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Assessing Our National Security

Reps. Reyes and Shays highlight findings of the new, nonpartisan survey of top foreign policy experts from CAP and FOREIGN POLICY.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Terrorism Index

CAP and FOREIGN POLICY find that top security experts believe the world is becoming more dangerous for the U.S. and the American people.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Harboring Terrorists

Senior Policy Analyst Caroline Wadhams outlines an action plan for eliminating al-Qaeda’s power in the Middle East.

By Caroline Wadhams | Thursday, January 18, 2007

After Iraq: The Next Steps in the “War on Terror”

Richard Clark says: escalation is not the answer, and continued military involvement is a distraction, a magnet for terrorism, and a waste of lives.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Time to Act

book_alt2 icon Report P.J. Crowley outlines 14 steps to take in 2007 to further implement the 9/11 Commission recommendations and make America safer.

By P.J. Crowley | Monday, January 8, 2007

The Critical Choice in Iraq

A memo on Iraq from John Podesta, Lawrence J. Korb, and Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress.

By John Podesta, Lawrence J. Korb, and Brian Katulis | Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Beyond Borders

American foreign policy must look beyond the nation state and toward human security, writes Gayle Smith in Democracy.

By Gayle Smith | Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Time to Act: Iraq Study Group Offers Way Forward

Lawrence Korb asks the president to take report’s criticisms seriously, and act swiftly to change course in the Middle East.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Max Bergmann | Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Troops and Resources Are Stretching Thin

The United States cannot fight global terrorist networks effectively without redeploying troops from Iraq to focus more energy on Afghanistan.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Renewing America’s Commitment in Afghanistan

With Bush’s international credibility low due to Iraq, the U.S. will have to step up and renew its commitment to bring security back to Afghanistan.

By Caroline Wadhams | Tuesday, November 28, 2006