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The Next 9/11: What's the Next Impossible Terror Threat?

The Next 9/11: What's the Next Impossible Terror Threat?

The 9/11 Commission Report warned of an “imagination gap.” We’re still two steps behind global terrorism.

If President Trump is serious about combating terrorism, he will need to encourage his team to read the “signals” of propaganda and trace the terrorist threat into the future by imagining the unimaginable. Only then can the United States move its counterterrorism strategy onto the offensive line.

Jacqueline R. Sutherland is the Terrorism & Asymmetric Warfare Fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). She is also a security-focused Senior Analyst at The Chertoff Group and serves as a non-resident Counterterrorism Fellow at the London-based Asia-Pacific Foundation, through which she is regularly interviewed as a counterterrorism expert on international news shows. She holds a Master's in International History from the London School of Economics.

Image: U.S. Army soldier during Exercise Sky Soldier 16. Flickr/U.S. Army