16 Years After 9/11, Government Lacks Answers in Combating Terrorism

The United States and allies seem to lack a clear strategy for toppling the terrorist threat 16 years after the worst terrorist attack in American history, experts say.

Since 9/11 attacks, there have been another 97 terrorist plots against the United States, and the bulk of those 15 successful attacks happened in the last six years. according to a database maintained by The Heritage Foundation.

A total of 27 of the overall plots came from the Islamic State, said David Inserra, a homeland security policy analyst for The Heritage Foundation said Friday during a panel.

“The variable explaining this is ISIS,” Inserra said, explaining the uptick in attacks in recent years. “Something changed, ISIS occurred.”

  • vwVwwVwv

    Easy, you have to punish the family’s and let the woman to an other hostile tribe.
    Islam is not only Islam, it’s a honor shame culture, if you do it 1 time jihad will end.

    • I’m all for it.

      • vwVwwVwv

        There was a guy, can’t remember the name, something with Donald,
        he was promising to take out the family’s, or something,
        an important guy, not long ago.

  • Martin B

    Burma has the answer, and they’re putting it into practice as we speak:
    “We have no policy to negotiate with terrorists”
    No babbling about a wonderful Religion of Peace. Shoot them dead, drive them out.

    • Watchman

      “We have no policy to negotiate with terrorists”
      Doesn’t mean that they won’t negotiate, it just means that they reserve the right to negotiate if they feel it appropriate to do so. Had this statement been, “We have a policy to never negotiate with terrorists”, it would be appropriately uncompromising.

    • They are doing what everyone else will have to do eventually.

      • terrence22

        I am sure that TrueDOPE will never, ever even think about killing terrorists, regardless of how many native born Canadians get killed. He will insist that we ALL celebrate our diversity (except mooslims, of course)

    • Norman_In_New_York

      I was thinking of how Israel deals with this, but you are right, Burma has put forth the best response so far.

  • Watchman

    While you refuse to admit the basis of the problem: islam, not ‘radical islam’, you are unable to ever develop strategies to defeat it.

    It would be like the Churchill government attempting to deal with the ‘unexplained’ falling of bombs on to English cities in 1940 by claiming that it must be due to ‘radical’ lone-wolf German pilots.

    • Alain

      Bravo! Exactly so.

    • The Lone Wolf Luftwaffe!

  • Dana Garcia

    Step one should be stopping muslim immigration. It’s crazy to continue admitting potential fifth columnists by the thousands.

    It’s not like a century ago when first world nations needed immigrant workers for factories — we have machines now.

  • Saudi Arabia + nuke = glass parking lot