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Trump signs new counterterrorism strategy

US President Donald Trump approved the new National Strategy for Counterterrorism to thwart threats to US interests, both home and abroad.

ANI | Updated: 05 Oct 2018, 11:07:06
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New Delhi: United States President Donald Trump on October 04 approved the new National Strategy for Counterterrorism to thwart threats to US interests, both home and abroad. The strategy document unveils plans for the Trump administration's approach to nullify terror threat, including targeting terrorism at their source and ramping up domestic efforts to address terrorism at home, CNN reported. 

National Security Adviser John Bolton unveiled the strategy. Bolton described the strategy as being contrasting to former President Barack Obama’s approach, adding that the Trump administration identifies the problem to be stemming from radical Islamist ideologies. 

“Radical Islamist terrorist groups still represent the preeminent threat to the United States. We recognize that there is a terrorist ideology that we’re confronting. And I think it’s long been the President’s view that without recognizing that we’re in an ideological struggle, that we can’t properly address the terrorist threat,” Bolton said. 

Bolton further stated that the strategy includes plans to ‘isolate’ terror outfits from their revenue streams, thus helping the US and its allies’ ability to thwart their threats more efficiently. 

The new strategy document does not mention whether additional finances will be granted towards counterterrorism operations.


First Published: 05 Oct 2018, 11:07:06

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