August 6, 2009: White House has dual strategy to defeat terrorism (AP)

  • “The most effective long-term strategy for safeguarding the American people is one that promotes a future where a young man or woman never even considers joining an extremist group in the first place; where they reject out of hand the idea of picking up that gun or strapping on that suicide vest,” said Brennan, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism.