How To Talk About…
RESURGENCE OF TERRORISM
- The continued activity of terrorists both here and abroad and the growing strength of ISIS should remind the U.S. that terrorism is still alive and well.
- A half-hearted strategy of limited bombings and a slow-motion plan of Syrian opposition has offered little hope of success.
- The U.S. needs an unashamed projection of American strength aimed at deterring threats before they materialize.
- The U.S. needs to assume a leadership role in order for stability to be restored in the Middle East.
- The U.S. must rededicate itself to working with allies, providing support for terrorism-fighting tools, increasing information sharing and security efforts, and expanding partnerships with local, state, and international law enforcement.
- Enhance international information sharing, specifically in the Passenger Name Record and Visa Waiver Programs.
- Improve visa security coordination between Departments of State and Homeland Security to help prevent terrorist travel.
- Support the Federal Flight Deck Officer program that allows trained pilots to carry firearms.
- Prohibit attempts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and create a lawful detainment framework to deal with unlawful combatants.
- From 1970 to 2014, there were 141,966 terrorist incidents worldwide.
- At least 76 terrorist plots targeting the United States have been foiled since 9/11.
- Most transferred detainees have been suspected of or confirmed as re-engaging in terrorist activity.
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