President Donald J. Trump Is Protecting the United States from Terrorism | Eastern North Carolina Now | When it comes to terrorism, we will do whatever is necessary to protect our Nation.

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    "When it comes to terrorism, we will do whatever is necessary to protect our Nation."  -  President Donald J. Trump

    THE PATH TO VICTORY: President Donald J. Trump is releasing a new National Strategy for Counterterrorism that will protect American citizens and interests at home and abroad.

          •  Today, President Trump is releasing his National Strategy for Counterterrorism, the United States' first robust and fully-articulated strategy on counterterrorism since 2011.

          •  The Administration is outlining a new approach to counter and prevent the evolving terrorist threat, making it clear that we will take all steps necessary to keep our country safe.

          •  President Trump's National Strategy for Counterterrorism focuses on:

                •  Pursuing terrorists to their source;

                •  Isolating terrorists from their sources of support;

                •  Modernizing and integrating the United States' counterterrorism tools;

                •  Protecting American infrastructure and enhancing resilience;

                •  Countering terrorist radicalization and recruitment; and

                •  Strengthening the counterterrorism abilities of our international partners.

    A NEW APPROACH: The new strategy builds on lessons learned from past counterterrorism efforts and offers a new path toward strengthening the security of Americans.

          •  The new strategy focuses the United States on countering all terrorists with the intent and ability to harm our country.

          •  The strategy emphasizes the use of all of America's tools to prevent and counter terrorism, strengthening military approaches while delivering a new emphasis on non-military capabilities.

                •  Many United States Government agencies have important roles to play, including our law enforcement, diplomatic, and treasury officials.

          •  The strategy places America first, emphasizing strong borders, strengthening security at points of entry, protecting critical infrastructure, and facilitating preparedness.

          •  However, America First does not mean America alone. The new strategy commits us to expand our partnerships at home and abroad to encourage partners' assistance in counterterrorism activities.

                •  This includes working with our North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allies and partners.

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    DEFEATING TERROR: Thanks to President Trump's leadership, the United States has accelerated efforts to defeat terrorists and protect the United States from global threats.

          •  Under President Trump, the United States and global partners have decimated ISIS and pushed the group to the brink of extinction in Iraq and Syria.

                •  Nearly all of the territory previously held by ISIS has been recaptured.

                •  More than 7.5 million people have been freed from the group's oppressive rule.

          •  At President Trump's urging, NATO members agreed to strengthen the alliance's counterterrorism actions and capabilities.

          •  In December 2017, President Trump issued a new National Security Strategy that focused, in part, on combatting terrorism.

    Read the National Strategy for Counterterrorism here.


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