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Dakota Midday: U.S. Counterterrorism Strategies

U.S. Central Command AP

The U.S. has been striking targets against ISIS in Syria and Iraq since last fall. As the U.S. and others continue to bomb ISIS targets, the group is calling on followers in Western nations to conduct deadly attacks at home. Meanwhile a new video from the Somali-based jihadist terrorist group Al Shabaab purportedly calls for an attack on the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.

President Obama has said that “as a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed.  We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies.”

The question is what strategies and policies are necessary for that defense? University of South Dakota political science professor Shane Nordyke addresses that question in an afternoon talk at Callaway’s in Sioux Falls. Her talk, Counterterrorism Policy: Tools and Strategies for the 21st Century, begins at 5:30. She joined Dakota Midday for a discussion approaches to counterterrorism.

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