October 19, 2023

The Lessons of 9/11 Can Help the U.S. Dismantle Hamas

Hamas's savage attack on Israel on October 7 has pulled the world’s attention back to the menace of international terrorism. Although it did not disappear in the twenty-two years since al Qaeda attacked New York City and Washington, D.C., it had appeared to recede as U.S. and coalition forces degraded al Qaeda and its progeny. And the threat is not just against Israel and Israelis. Citizens of at least 29 countries were killed or are missing as a result of the attack, including at least 30 Americans killed and an unknown number held as hostages by Hamas in Gaza.

Intelligence-sharing and criminal prosecution also have important roles to play in disrupting terrorist networks

Since 9/11, the United States has developed an arsenal of military, diplomatic, intelligence, and economic tools to use against terrorist organizations. it's time to use them against Hamas. No one counterterrorism approach works on its own. Defeating international terrorist organizations requires using every kind of government power at once—diplomacy, intelligence, military power, and economic might.

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