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Date Created: 02/27/15
February 232015 Monday February 23 2015 935 AM Guest Lecturer Albert M Fernandez CSCC founded in 2010 presented by Leon Panetta to Sec Clinton Out of the idea that Al Quaeda saw media as quotover half the battlequot Formally came into existence September 9 2011 0 Look up exec order for 9911 I quotcoordinate inform and orientquot D Passive language 0 Can give information doesn39t have to be followed Eg in 2012 requested to play down Bin Laden39s death the year prior but that was also Obama39s reelection year Q how are potential recruits of ISIS etc being targeted by the CSCC To combatthe terrorists CSCC should have an quotinsurgentquot mindset it needs to be pushy What CSCC does 0 Was going to be an interagencywith peoplefrom 6 or so government agency 0 Work of government invisible I Paperwork and power of convocation who sets up a meeting quotownsquot its subject basically I Policy making memos meetings 0 Indirect Work invisible I Working through proxies or surrogates I Does the money still gettraced back to CSCC I Working to fund things like NGOs that are doing work that help counterterrorism efforts D Things that heighten the voices of victims of terrorism I Usually the money gets funded through the embassies I What is the benefitof using proxies rather than simply doing the things 0 Direct Digital Arm most overt I Digital Outreach Team I Became more about attacking than quotsoftquot news or talking head works I Is multilingual with urdu somali etc I Terrorists however are doing more things in English III quotThink Again Turn Awayquot program formed in 2013 that combatted terrorism in English Q Did counterterro rism require a different approach when done in English Some people call Syria the first Social Media War The target group of ISIS is the Sunni Arab Muslims so the things that are important to us aren39t necessarily what is important to combat o The most powerful tool against ISIS is what they do to Sunni Arab Muslims Completely separating ISIS and Islamist terrorists groups from Islam diminishes where responsibility goes Biggest method of effectivenessis the reaction of the adversary
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