America and its Allies have confronted the perilous and unconventional threat of terrorism before. Years ago Presidential leadership and creative use of NATO’s consultative mechanisms enabled the Alliance to respond effectively to a new threat environment. Today’s world—shaped by the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the forward leaning policies of the Department of Homeland Security—demands the same leadership. This CSPC report identifies five very specific policy options available to the President and the U.S. foreign policy leadership that would help America and its Allies win the global war on terror while strengthening transatlantic unity.
CSPC's mission is to apply the lessons of history to address today’s political challenges; Develop real-world strategic policy solutions by convening representatives from government, academia, and the private sector; and educate the next generation of leaders.