U.S. Pacific Command Combating Terrorism Symposium: Addressing the Underlying Conditions of Terrorism

  • July 15, 2005
  • Dr Kent H Butts, Prof Bert B Tussing

One of the four goals of the National Strategy for Combating Terrorism is to "Diminish the underlying conditions that terrorists seek to exploit." Addressing the underlying conditions of terrorism should be a component of a comprehensive and balanced U.S. combating terrorism policy that includes protecting the homeland and attacking and disrupting terrorist organizations. Co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, the National Intelligence Council, and the United States Agency for International Development, the USPACOM Combating Terrorism Symposium brought together military and civilian representatives of the National Security interagency at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, June 8-10, 2005.