The newly disclosed domestic counterterrorism policy from the Biden administration has a lot of things going for it. We can tell that this was a strategy created by experts, for experts, as retired top counterterrorism officers with more than fifty years of expertise. As a result, the new plan is easy to applaud—at least as far as it goes. However, based on previous expertise, we can see where it might fall short. The strategy’s cornerstones are similar to earlier attempts by both parties’ administrations, which concentrated on dangers from abroad. Analyzing the threat, stopping extremists from becoming violent, and preventing and undermining terrorist plots are all key components of measures that have weakened al-Qaeda and ISIS to the point that significant US military operations are no longer required overseas.
The Crossroads of Special Operations