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Confronting the New Threat Landscape

More than 15 years after the 9/11 attacks, the United States is safer, thanks to improved homeland security efforts, dedicated intelligence work, and relentless military campaigns against groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State. Under President Obama, the United States has built partnerships with other countries to help share the burden of dealing with terrorist threats, and has invested more in the intelligence and law enforcement cooperation that are central to preventing attacks. As a result of these efforts, the risk of a major attack against the United States that could kill hundreds of innocent Americans in a catastrophic attack on the scale of 9/11 has declined substantially.

The above excerpt was originally published in Real Clear Policy.