Iraqi security forces fire at Islamic State militants positions from villages south of the Islamic State group-held city of Mosul, Iraq.

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What's In A Name?

March 6, 2017

The phrase “radical islamic terrorism” was a major point of contention between leaders in both parties long before the 2016 election. But throughout the course of that election it seemed to be the major foundation on which Donald Trump was building his policy towards ISIS and the war on terrorism. And now in a speech to a joint session of Congress, the President of the United States has made that phrase officially part of the US approach to combating terror. In this episode of The SCIF Juliette Kayyem discusses why there is more to that phrase than just words, and how such a contentious tone could shape the Trump administration's policy on terrorism moving forward.


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