Contributing to the DC Debates over Homeland Security Policy

In an Op-Ed published on CNN.com yesterday, Brian Goebel argued that proposals to ban Muslim travel and register Muslim residents were misplaced on many grounds and should be rejected in favor of deploying law enforcement personnel to key overseas terrorist travel routes – a strategy similar to the one developed to secure maritime trade after 9/11. In ...

A Better Border Security Idea for the Incoming Administration

Forget the Wall and Muslim Travel Ban and Focus on Interdicting Foreign Terrorist Fighters Stimson Center Distinguished Fellow Brian Goebel suggests that the incoming Administration should launch the Combatting Terrorist Travel Initiative (CTTI) to improve our security by interdicting Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) returning to Europe and North America -- an Initiative that would be more ...

Better Late than Never

The FBI Director warns that defeated Islamic State terrorists could flee to U.S.  Is anyone listening? The Director of the FBI, James Comey, recently warned that a “defeat of Islamic State in the Middle East could prompt a migration of the group’s fighters to Europe and the U.S.”  He further warned that those fighters that survived ...

Wasting Precious Time and Lives

In the aftermath of Paris and San Bernardino, the West has yet to develop a strategy for defeating fanatical Islamic terror. Today, our hearts go out to the survivors and the families of those killed in this morning’s Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) attacks in Brussels.  Many of us are still mourning the victims of the many ...