President Donald Trump is trying to undo the legacy of the Obama administration’s war against terrorism and the U.S. is paying the price.
| Getty Trump has escalated the war by ordering the arrest of more than 1,000 suspected terrorists and launching raids against suspected terrorist training camps.
But it may not be the right approach, experts say.
| AP Trump’s ‘War on Terror’ has failed to stop attacks The Obama administration sought to target al-Qaida and its affiliates and had targeted its leaders with targeted strikes that killed dozens of its operatives, according to declassified government documents and interviews.
Now, the Trump administration has been forced to reverse course by the emergence of al-Qaeda affiliates and affiliates of the Islamic State group, according the Pentagon and the intelligence community.
Trump has been criticized by many on the left and the right for the war, which has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Americans and hundreds of thousands of civilians.
But the White House and intelligence agencies have also said they have no evidence of widespread attacks, which is not the case.
Trump administration officials say they are taking a more limited approach to counterterrorism and are focusing on the group that the president has labeled a “JV team” — that is, the Islamic States.
It is not clear that Trump will have the military option he promised on the campaign trail.
But his rhetoric has made the war more difficult.
He has also tried to limit the war in Syria, where the U-S.
has been fighting with Russia to prop up Assad.
While Trump has said that the U.-S.
must protect Syria’s chemical weapons, he has also ordered military strikes in the past on suspected chemical weapons production sites and on targets in Syria.
“We need to make sure that we don’t make the same mistake we made in Iraq,” said Peter Neumann, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.
“The people we’re targeting have no connection to al-Qa’ida or al-Shabaab.
And so they’re not a threat.”
Neumann also pointed out that Trump is using a new approach to his war on terrorism.
He is targeting the same people who are responsible for 9/11, and they’re the same folks who are the source of the threat we face in the world,” he said.
Trump is attempting to shift focus from a foreign policy based on defeating terrorism to a foreign-policy based on containing and defeating terror.
But Trump has had mixed success. “
If they’re going to have to go out and get rid of al Qaeda, they should do it through the use of military force,” he added.
But Trump has had mixed success.
“There’s a lot of reasons why Trump hasn’t succeeded in his war,” Neumann added.
The Obama White House also tried targeting al-Quaeda, but that strategy failed because the terror network was a loose alliance of al Shabaab, Boko Haram and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
“What we’re seeing now is that this administration is trying a much broader strategy, which includes the use [of] the military and the use military power to deal with al-Zawahiri,” Neuman said.
“And I think that’s going to be a much bigger problem for them than trying to get rid on al Qaeda.”
Neumans defense is that Trump’s strategy of targeting al Qaeda has led to fewer attacks.
Neumann said that if Trump had focused on targeting al Quaeda, it could have resulted in a larger number of attacks on U.N. facilities and embassies in countries like Sudan, Afghanistan and Somalia.
But Neumann argued that the Trump strategy has also left the U,S.
“If we’re going into Syria, that will leave the U.,S.
exposed,” he noted.
“So if we’re not going into the Middle East, it leaves us vulnerable in the Middle Eastern arena, as well.”
What we know about the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is an al Qaeda offshoot that was created in 2014.
The group is responsible for a number of deadly attacks across Iraq and throughout Syria, including attacks in Baghdad, Baghdad airport, and the city of Palmyra, all of which were claimed by ISIL.
The Islamic States are also known for its use of suicide bombers and for conducting deadly attacks in neighboring countries.
The Trump administration claims that the group has lost most of its leaders and that its fighters are now largely confined to Iraq and Afghanistan.
The administration has blamed al Qaeda and its affiliate, the Nusra Front, for most of the attacks in Iraq.
The Nusra front was founded in 2014 by al Qaeda operative Abu Sayyaf and has a presence in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Syrian monitoring group, said that since the