Accession Number : ADA525847


Title :   Country Reports on Terrorism 2009


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF THE COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a525847.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 293


Abstract : The Department of States Country Reports on Terrorism 2009 covers events from January 1 to December 31, 2009. This publication, which fulfills a Congressional requirement, aims to enhance our collective understanding of the international terrorist threat. The report also serves as a reference tool to inform policymakers, the general public, and our foreign partners about our efforts, progress, and challenges in the campaign against international terrorism. The first chapter provides a strategic overview of the terrorist threat to the United States and U.S. interests abroad, as well as a description of the setbacks and advancements of al-Qaida and its affiliated groups. The report also includes country-by-country discussions of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation as well as chapters on WMD terrorism, state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist safe havens, and designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Transnational terrorism remains the foremost security threat the United States faces, and the Obama administration has been working to strengthen the nation's counterterrorism strategy. An effective counterterrorism policy must go beyond the law enforcement, intelligence, and military efforts that thwart those who seek to harm the United States and its citizens. Under the President's leadership, the administration is formulating policies that seek to shape and constrain the environments where terrorists operate. Central to this approach is taking steps to undermine the appeal of al-Qaida's world view and to isolate violent extremists. Our actions are guided by a recognition of the phenomenon of radicalization and the need to prevent more people from committing themselves to violence. In every country where extremism has taken root, three questions guide our approach: Are our actions going to result in the creation of more terrorists?


Descriptors :   *TERRORISM , *SECURITY , *THREATS , *TERRORISTS , *NATIONS , FOREIGN , LEADERSHIP , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , REPORTS , INTERNATIONAL , COUNTERTERRORISM , LAW ENFORCEMENT , STRATEGY , ORGANIZATIONS , POLICIES , UNITED STATES , COOPERATION , GLOBAL


Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE