New Report Outlines Key Flaws with Obama Administration’s “Countering Violent Extremism” Initiative

In a new research report, David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security and Joe Eyerman, senior research methodologist at RTI International,  conclude that the Obama Administration’s effort to develop a set of programs to prevent individuals from radicalizing to violent extremism, what they call, the CVE Initiative, was deeply flawed.  The Initiative was plagued by vague goals, the lack of a budget or administrative structure, the failure to address all forms of violent extremism, and the opposition to the program by significant parts of the Muslim-American community.

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