U.S. new counter terror policy focalize in homegrown extremism.
WASHINGTON: In its new National Security Strategy, the US will make homegrown extremism an integral part of its counter-terror policy as it specifically named al-Qaida and its affiliates as its “adversaries”.
The strategy to be unveiled by President Barack Obama, for the first time focuses on home grown extremists who turn to Islamic radicalism in America and warns of dangers of nuclear proliferation.
The goal of the new strategy while not repudiating President George Bush’s pre-emptive policy on terrorism seeks to eliminate the need for the US to strike first or take unilateral military action.
Vowing to delegitimise terrorism, the new strategy says that Washington will act decisively to isolate “those who carry out terror acts”.
While saying that “yet this is not a global war against a tactic – terrorism – or a religion Islam,” the new strategy says that US is at war with a specific network al-Qaida and its terrorist affiliates who support efforts to attack the US, our allies and partners.
With al-Qaida and its affiliates recruiting American citizens to carry out attacks in the country, the new strategy for the first time adds combating homegrown terrorism to be its new focus. READ MORE HERE.