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Rebranding Countering Violent Extremism Programs: A Sharper Focus or Missing the Point? | The Cipher Brief

Rebranding Countering Violent Extremism Programs: A Sharper Focus or Missing the Point? | The Cipher Brief

U.S. counterterrorism efforts have achieved their fair share of successes – killing terrorist leaders with drone strikes and commando raids, keeping terrorist cells on the run so they can’t plot future attacks, and destroying militants’ underground bases and infrastructure.

But one glaring weakness in the U.S. counterterrorism strategy is the lack of an effective and cohesive initiative that aims to prevent individuals from becoming radicalized or drawn to violence in the first place.

In February, the U.S. government’s efforts to nip radicalism in the bud were thrust into the national spotlight by reports that the Trump Administration intended to change the name of a Department of Homeland Security…

Source: Rebranding Countering Violent Extremism Programs: A Sharper Focus or Missing the Point? | The Cipher Brief