In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon, it is essential that the United States reinvigorate its domestic counterterrorism efforts. Boston is a tragic reminder that the threat of terrorism is real and that no system of security is perfect. On the other hand, it is important to remember that since 9/11 the U.S. has done a great deal to enhance its counterterrorism efforts and has prevented over 50 terrorist plots. The continued success of these operations, however, is dependent upon preserving and improving existing counterterrorism tools, and enhancing cooperation with state and local law enforcement. While the United States has come a long way since 9/11, this is no time to stand still.
Join us as our expert panelists discuss these critical issues, and explore how the U.S. can continue to improve its counterterrorism enterprise to thwart future terrorist attacks.
More About the Speakers
The Honorable Robert Pittenger (R-NC)
Member, United States House of Representatives
Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Policy Analyst, Western Hemisphere, The Heritage Foundation
Police Officer, San Jose, California and Guest Contributor, The Heritage Foundation
Jennifer Jacobs, Ph.D.
Fellow, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute
Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.
Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies