DNI Coats issues statement on National Strategy for Counterterrorism
On October 4, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats released the following statement on the National Strategy for Counterterrorism:
The National Strategy for Counterterrorism, released by the White House today, provides a critical roadmap for how our nation will combat both foreign and domestic terrorists who seek to threaten Americans’ way of life. The strategy addresses the complex and evolving terrorism landscape in its emphasis on denying terrorists the resources and recruits to fuel their nefarious aims, and outlines the need to leverage the strong partnerships we have built at home and abroad to solve this global problem.
Intelligence professionals from across the Intelligence Community collaborated on this important whole-of-government effort, and I am extremely proud of their work—particularly my colleagues from ODNI’s National Counterterrorism Center. Implementing this counterterrorism strategy will safeguard our homeland, protect our interests overseas, and ensure the safety of all Americans.
Daniel R. Coats, Director of National Intelligence