The Strategic Illogic of Counterterrorism Policy

December 07, 2016

by Jenna Jordan, Margaret E. Kosal and Lawrence Rubin

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How and why has the use of force become a counterterrorism strategy, not just an important tactic? Kinetic options are not the only, or even primary, answer to countering terrorism and often result in suboptimal strategies which weaken U.S. power and lead to a greater loss of American lives.