After the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the United States went to war against terrorism. Sixteen years later, Salafi-jihadi terror shows no signs of abating. Al Qaeda has survived despite the death of Osama bin Laden. The rise of ISIS has introduced an extreme new face to global terrorism, and losing territory in Syria, Iraq, and Libya hasn't stopped them from gaining new recruits. AEI's Katherine Zimmerman argues that to win the war on terror, the United States must redefine its enemy. Instead of killing terrorism's leaders, the US must work to stop Salafi-jihadism - the ideology of terror - from spreading.
ReThink Tank War on terror reconsidered (2016– )