The Use and Capabilities of Ints That Would Have Been Important in Identifying or Confirming One of These Terrorist Threats Against the U.S. and Allies
These differ in their emphasis on aspects in the fight against terrorism and in their means—operational, political, legal, financial, military—due to national experiences and regional circumstances. The Kingdom of Morocco has adopted a counterterrorism strategy with an emphasis on judicial, military, and international elements. Internationally, Morocco cooperates closely with Spain and the United States (Jean-Louis Bruguiere, 2009). The Moroccan Army has further established three specialized units that are focusing on illegal immigration, terrorism, and drug smuggling. Key components of the Saudi Arabian strategy are prevention, rehabilitation, and aftercare programs. The government has launched a large education program about radical Islam and extremism. The centerpiece of the rehabilitation strategy is a comprehensive counseling program designed to re-educate violent extremists and sympathizers and to encourage extremists to renounce terrorist ideologies. The Ministry of Interior employs several initiatives to ensure that counseling and rehabilitation continue after release from state custody, including a halfway house program to ease release into society and programs to reintegrate returnees from Guantanamo Bay (James Carafano, 2002). Australia’s counterterrorism strategy has four key elements that are laid out in its 2010 White Paper: analysis, protection, response, and resilience. In the fight against terrorism, Egypt underlines the importance of distinguishing terrorism as political and not a religious issue.
It is a persistent global threat that knows no border, nationality or religion and is a challenge that the international community must tackle together. NATO will continue to fight this threat in all its forms and manifestations with determination and in full solidarity. NATO’s work on counter-terrorism focuses on improving awareness of the threat, developing capabilities to prepare and respond, and enhancing engagement with partner countries and other international actors.
James Carafano, “Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300–2050,” Richmond Independent News, September 13, 2002
Jean-Louis Bruguiere, Ce que je n’ai pas pu dire: Entretiens avec Jean-Marie Pontaut, ed. Robert Laffont (Paris: RAND Europe, 2009); Quick scan of post 9/11 national counter-terrorism policymaking and implementation in selected European countries (Leiden, 2002).
Alliance Maritime Strategy—The Maritime Security Environment, paragraph 6, March 18, 2011, available at