In 2011, The Heritage Foundation criticized the Obama Administration’s National Strategy for Counterterrorism as a document that “profoundly misreads the nature of the global transnational threat.” The Obama counterterrorism strategy treated terrorism as a law enforcement problem and relied on a “small footprint” strategy for overseas operations. According to Heritage’s analysis, implementing this counterterrorism strategy would result in a resurgent security threat as dangerous as that shortly after 9/11. Join us as a panel of experts revisits this critique and explores what the results from the Obama Administration’s counterterrorism strategy may imply for the next president.
More About the Speakers
Bruce Hoffman, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University
Katharine C. Gorka
President, Threat Knowledge Group
Senior Reporter, American Media Institute
Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, The Heritage Foundation
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow