“It shows a lack of understanding of the president’s broader policy when it comes to protecting Americans at home and abroad from all acts of terrorism. Terrorism has manifested itself in many types of organizations.”
Yes, of course. Just consider that worldwide network of Amish terrorist groups.
What this is about is whether or not the U.S. is going to identify and study the terrorists’ motivating ideology. If it doesn’t, it will have failed to know the enemy, which is the first adage of how to pursue a war successfully.
The Trump administration has betrayed its promise.
“Tillerson: Gorka is ‘completely wrong’ on ‘radical Islam’ term,” by Julia Manchester, The Hill, August 27, 2017:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday former White House aide Sebastian Gorka was “completely wrong” to criticize the president’s Afghanistan speech because there was no mention of “radical Islam.”
“It shows a lack of understanding of the president’s broader policy when it comes to protecting Americans at home and abroad from all acts of terrorism,” Tillerson told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
“Terrorism has manifested itself in many types of organizations. The president has charged us to develop policies and tactics both diplomatically and militarily to attack terrorism in its many forms, wherever it exists in the world, and wherever it might present a threat to the homeland or Americans anywhere. This means that we need to develop techniques that are global in their nature.”…