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U.S. special operations troops are a crucial element of the fight against terrorism. AP Photo/Wally Santana

In the terrorism fight, Trump has continued a key Obama policy

Sending specially trained operatives into hostile territories dates back to Colonial days. In the past decade, special operations forces have become central to America’s counterterrorism efforts.
A lack of understanding between American and Middle-Eastern culture is a national security risk. Lightspring/shutterstock.com

Cultural studies key to national security

National security isn't just about warding off physical attacks. It's also about understanding cultural forces that drive a society to think, feel and act in certain ways, a political scientist says.
The World Trade Center burns after being hit by planes in New York Sept. 11, 2001. Reuters/Sara K. Schwittek

Why al-Qaida is still strong 17 years after 9/11

An unprecedented onslaught from the US hasn't destroyed the terrorist organization. What is the secret of its resilience?
The ADF’s powers to search, seize and control movement at the scene of an incident will be simplified, expanded and made clearer. Australian Department of Defence

Military to get wider role in combatting terrorism

The bill makes it easier for states and territories to seek help from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to respond to terrorist and other violent occurrences.
People protest the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 26, 2018. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Trump travel ban targeting Muslims will not make America safer

Terrorists are wealthy. They're poor. They're Christian. They're atheists. They come from all over. That's why US counterterrorism efforts must be more nuanced than just barring Muslims.

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