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U.S. Department Justice
Office Information Policy
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue,
Washington, 20530-0001
Telephone: (202) 514-3642
September 29, 2017
William Marshall
Judicial Watch, Inc.
425 Third Street SW, Suite 800
Washington, 20024
bmarshall@judicialwatch.org
Re:
AG/16-00260 (F)
VRB:DRH:ND
Dear Mr. Marshall:
This responds your Freedom Information Act (FOIA) request dated October
2015, and received October 19, 2015, seeking records concerning the Strong Cities Network.
This response made behalf the Office the Attorney General.
Please advised that search has been conducted the Office the Attorney
General and the electronic database the Department Executive Secretariat, which the
official records repository the Office the Attorney General, and seventy-six pages were
located that are responsive your request. have determined that thirty-seven pages are
appropriate for release with excisions made pursuant Exemption and the FOIA,
U.S.C. 552(b)(5) and (b)(6), and copies are enclosed. Exemption pertains certain inter
and intra-agency communications protected the deliberative process privilege. Exemption
pertains information the release which would constitute clearly unwarranted invasion
the personal privacy third parties. have also determined that twenty-eight pages should
withheld full pursuant the deliberative process privilege Exemption
For your information, emails the enclosed documents which use the account name
Elizabeth Carlisle denote e-mails from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch
official Department Justice email account. Mrs. Lynch official email account did not use
her name, order protect her security and privacy and enable her conduct Department
business efficiently via email.
Please note that the enclosed pages also contain records that are not responsive your
request insomuch they not concern the Strong Cities Network any way. Those records
have not been processed and are marked accordingly. Furthermore, please advised that
logistical emails concerning the involvement Attorney General Lynch the September 28,
2015 announcement launching the Strong Cities Network were not considered responsive
your request.
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Because eleven pages contain information interest the National Security Division
(NSD) and Department State (DOS), have referred this material NSD and DOS for
processing and direct response you. Specifically, have referred six pages NSD and
five pages DOS. Contact information for NSD and DOS can found online
www.foia.gov.
For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories law enforcement
and national security records from the requirements the FOIA. See U.S.C. 552(c) (2015)
(amended 2016). This response limited those records that are subject the requirements the FOIA. This standard notification that given all our requesters and should not
taken indication that excluded records do, not, exist.
You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison, Laurie Day, for any further assistance and discuss any aspect your request at: Office Information Policy, United States
Department Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, 205300001; telephone 202-514-3642; facsimile 202-514-1009.
Additionally, you may contact the Office Government Information Services (OGIS) the National Archives and Records Administration inquire about the FOIA mediation
services they offer. The contact information for OGIS follows: Office Government
Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, Room 2510, 8601
Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; e-mail ogis@nara.gov; telephone
202-741-5770; toll free 1-877-684-6448; facsimile 202-741-5769. you are not satisfied with response this request, you may administratively
appeal writing the Director, Office Information Policy, United States Department
Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, 20530-0001, you may
submit appeal through OIP FOIAonline portal https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/
action/public/home. Your appeal must postmarked electronically submitted within ninety
days the date response your request. you submit your appeal mail, both the
letter and the envelope should clearly marked Freedom Information Act Appeal.
Sincerely,
Vanessa Brinkmann
Senior Counsel
Enclosures
From:
Steele, Brette (ODAG)
Sent:
Monday, September 28, 2015 2:16
To:
Cheung, Denise (OAG)
Subject:
RE: AGs Briefing Book
Agenda and running order attache
(b) (5)
_____________________________________________
From: Cheung, Denise (OAG)
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2015 1:08
To: Steele, Brette (ODAG)
(b) (6)
(NSD)
Subject: AGs Briefing Book
Are there any materials you have that should part the briefing materials for UNGA tomorrow? so, can you
send them way? Thanks!
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STRONG CITIES NETWORK LAUNCH
AGENDA
Tuesday, September 2015
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Trustee Council Chamber, United Nations
New York, United States
4:00pm
Initial Welcome High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Hussein
4:10pm
Welcome Remarks
Mayor Bill Blasio New York City
4:20pm
Keynote Address
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch
4:30pm
Strong Cities Network: Overview
Sasha Havlicek, CEO the Institute for Strategic Dialogue
4:35pm
Video Statement
Mayor Denis Coderre Montreal
4:40pm
5:25pm
Strong Cities Network: Focus, objectives and delivery
Chair: Sasha Havlicek, CEO the Institute for Strategic Dialogue Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, UN-Habitat Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb Rotterdam, Netherlands Governor Hassan Ali Joho Mombasa, Kenya Mayor Betsy Hodges Minneapolis, United States
Closing Video Statement
Mayor Anne Hidalgo Paris
5:30pm
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End Session
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From:
Maccoby, Jacob (OPA)
Sent:
Monday, September 28, 2015 3:09
To:
Carlisle, Elizabeth
Cc:
Werner, Sharon (OAG); Pokorny, Carolyn (OAG); Cheung, Denise (OAG); Swartz, Bruce;
Official email account the Attorney General
Newman, Melanie (OPA); Lewis, Kevin (OPA); Pierce, Emily (OPA); Chandler, Adam
(OPA); Meadows, Bessie (OAG)
Subject:
RE: Draft Remarks UNGA Strong Cities
Attachments:
UNGA Strong Cities DRAFT4 FORMAT.docx
Good afternoon, maamOne very minor addition the close the UNGA remarks the Institute for Strategic Dialogue would like you tee
their CEO, Sasha Havlicek, who will following you. Ive added the following sentence: this time, would like turn things over Sasha Havlicek HAVE-lih-check the Chief Executive Officer the
Institute for Strategic Dialogue. updated version with that addition attached.
Thank you,
-Jake
-----Original Message----From: Maccoby, Jacob (OPA)
Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2015 11:44
To: Carlisle, Elizabeth
Official email account the Attorney General
Cc: Werner, Sharon (OAG); Pokorny, Carolyn (OAG); Cheung, Denise (OAG); Swartz, Bruce; Newman, Melanie (OPA);
Lewis, Kevin (OPA); Pierce, Emily (OPA); Chandler, Adam (OPA); Meadows, Bessie (OAG)
Subject: Draft Remarks UNGA Strong Cities
Good evening, maamAttached are draft remarks for your UNGA Strong Cities Network speech.
Please let know any edits.
Thank you,
-Jake
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From:
USDOJ-Office Public Affairs (SMO)
Sent:
Monday, September 28, 2015 6:18
To:
USDOJ-Office Public Affairs (SMO)
Subject:
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN CARLIN DELIVERS REMARKS THE
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE AND THE RULE LAW EVENT MORE
EFFECTIVE RESPONSES THE FOREIGN TERRORIST FIGHTER THREAT
______________________________________________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NSD
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
(202) 514-2007
WWW.JUSTICE.GOV
TTY (866) 544-5309
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN CARLIN DELIVERS REMARKS THE
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE AND THE RULE LAW EVENT MORE
EFFECTIVE RESPONSES THE FOREIGN TERRORIST FIGHTER THREAT
Remarks prepared for delivery
NEW YORK
Thank you, Maqsoud [Kruse], for that kind introduction. honor back here New York this event, hosted the International Institute for Justice
and the Rule Law (IIJ) and the Hedayah Center. IIJ efforts uphold and promote the rule law provide
clear vision not only what are against, but what stand for. President Obama said, The essential
ingredient real and lasting stability and progress not less democracy; more democracy. institutions
that uphold the rule law and apply justice equally. are honored join you carrying out this mission.
Likewise, stand with the Hedayah Center, the first-ever International Center Excellence for
Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). Less than three years since its inauguration, Hedayah already
bringing together expertise and experience from around the globe prevent individuals from ever starting
down the path toward radicalization violence. Hedayah work essential our collective success. both the IIJ and the Hedayah Center, your partnership reflects integrated counterterrorism
approach, critical keeping people safe. Thank you.
Global Changes the U.S. Department Justice, fight against ISIL protect the American public, here and
abroad. But also understand that our work contributes global efforts eliminate the threat ISIL poses
innocents around the world. recognize our collective responsibility prevent our citizens from going
overseas funding others join ISIL campaign that uses rape, sexual slavery and the murder civilians,
including children, tactics for success.
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Last year, the United States joined the international community historic step, with the adoption Security Council Resolution 2178. Through Resolution 2178, the global community committed address
the foreign terrorist fighter threat through law enforcement, border security, information sharing and countering
violent extremism.
And the international community has made great strides honor that commitment.
Many nations have implemented the best practices endorsed the Global Counterterrorism Forum.
the United States, have place law enforcement investigative tools and techniques that are both effective
and protective individual rights and the rule law. use sophisticated undercover operations disrupt
those who plan travel engage terrorism, allowing identify the threats early before potential
fighters travel, train return. criminalize providing broad range material support for terrorist
activity. These are tools have used for many years and ones that are now globally recognized invaluable our fight against terrorism.
Since the adoption Resolution 2178, have visited more than countries consult legislative
reform and investigative and prosecutorial strategies, and learn from their experiences. assisted nations
pursuing their first foreign terrorist fighter prosecutions and exchanged best practices. will continue these
efforts the coming year.
Since the adoption Resolution 2178, over countries have enacted strengthened their laws and
nearly three dozen nations have taken law enforcement actions disrupt foreign fighters and aspirants.
Since last year meeting, foreign terrorist fighter cases the United States have increased from about
dozen more than 50. total, since 2013, have publicly charged more than individuals, over
districts, for foreign terrorist fighter homegrown violent extremist-related conduct. And the FBI has open
investigations suspected supporters ISIL all states. hard believe that has been only one year since all gathered New York for last
September historic events. While have made tremendous progress our collective global efforts
combat the threat foreign terrorist fighters, must redouble our efforts. This will multi-year struggle.
Threat Evolution must continue grow and evolve, because the threat will. about this time last year, foreign terrorist fighters Syria and Iraq numbered about 15,000. Recent
estimates show that today that number has nearly doubled estimated 28,000 number that dwarfs the
foreign fighter numbers the height the Afghan conflict the 1980s and 90s.
These figures are not precise because they come from variety sources that vary quality. And
may that our efforts have made better identifying and counting these individuals. But the trend line
nonetheless disturbing. Twenty-eight thousand people, from 100 countries worldwide, who threaten not only
the regions which they travel but also the countries which they return.
These figures highlight the need for nations continue and fact increase efforts collectively fight
ISIL. There still much do, including find ways disrupt ISIL ability recruit and radicalize
followers through social media.
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20170821-0000317 interconnected world, takes just the push button for ISIL reach exponentially greater
number people. ISIL has turned social media the language youth and global marketing tool
designed reach households around the world. According FBI Director [James] Comey, ISIL now has
about 21,000 English-language followers Twitter alone.
ISIL exploits social media recruit, disseminate messaging and plan attacks. have seen each these borne out the United States. young Mississippi couple just 20- and 22-years-old recently attempted travel Syria join
ISIL. They used social media communicate with individual they believed was ISIL recruiter and
researched their trip online. 17-year-old resident Virginia used Twitter provide instructions how use Bitcoin, virtual
currency, mask providing funds ISIL. also facilitated travel for 18-year-old who traveled Syria
join ISIL. know that ISIL used Twitter terrorize Mosul before their attack. ISIL also uses social media
make public calls for lone offender attacks the West.
Millions social media users simply reject ISIL propaganda. Although only tiny percentage
susceptible, and often young, people have been influenced ISIL online, that number still too large. Even
one too many. Social media creates for this segment sort radicalization echo chamber, where social
media followers reinforce for each other ISIL propaganda. the U.S., have identified new trends our investigations and prosecutions, seemingly driven
part the influence social media. Here, the threat not confined geographically ethnically.
First, youth. ISIL continues target the young, including children, its recruiting efforts, and its
message getting through. the United States, over percent defendants foreign terrorist fighter cases
are under 25-years-old. Over third are younger. Last October, three juvenile girls from Colorado
attempted travel Syria join ISIL. They were diverted Frankfurt and returned the United States,
thanks the efforts our German partners, but they were not the first nor will they the last.
Second, and perhaps most alarming, are witnessing surge what call homegrown violent
extremists (HVEs) individuals inspired this extremist ideology conduct attacks inside the United
States. ISIL and its supporters have repeatedly called for attacks right where potential attackers live. Terrorism
with the reach mass, global marketing. passport travel required. prevent tragedy, must prevent people from answering that call, both the United States and
across the globe. April this year, man inspired ISIL attempted detonate what believed was
fully functional bomb just outside military installation Kansas. intended kill many military
personnel could.
And, just this month, man inspired ISIL was arrested for distributing information how
construct WMD (weapon mass destruction). hoped that the accurate information provided would
used conduct attack against Sept. 11th memorial ceremony Missouri. The list, unfortunately, goes
on. Law enforcement techniques and strategies are needed.
The Need for Comprehensive Approach what together counter ISIL and address these alarming trends?
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Law enforcement powerful tool, but cannot our only tool. addition strong and
enforceable counterterrorism legal regime, must also develop ways reach individuals early their path
toward radicalization. Before they respond ISIL siren song.
This group and our many partners dedicated countering violent extremism are critical doing just
that.
Much what this front echoes the practices set out the GCTF (Global Counterterrorism
Forum Hague-Marrakech Memorandum.
First, must more empower those who are best-placed affect change especially parents and
those who know their communities best. Our efforts are most successful when partner with all communities uphold the law.
Local communities, including faith communities, form the fabric our nations and community
members are often best-positioned identify and relate individuals who have begun path violent
extremism.
Recognizing the key role communities combating violent extremism and the need for more than
top-down approach CVE, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will open tomorrow Strong Cities Network
meeting. The Strong Cities Network the first ever global network municipal leaders involved building
community resilience. powerful example our integrated strategy this area ensuring well informed
and equipped families, community leaders and institutions.
Because community members see things that law enforcement agencies not. Here the United
States, one study found that more than percent cases involving homegrown violent extremists, thirdparty bystanders observed activities behaviors suggesting radicalization violent intent. However, more
than half the witnesses discounted downplayed their observations. community members are not only
best positioned intervene with those path towards violent extremism, they also may the first see
potential steps towards radicalization.
Recognizing the importance community engagement early intervention, the Department Justice
has developed three community-based pilot programs Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; the greater Boston
area; and Los Angeles. Government, academic and community leaders are working together develop counter
narratives, youth programming and constructive dialogue disengagement. Strong outreach programs for
communities and training for law enforcement have led relationship trust and increased cooperation
everything from civil rights radicalization-to-violence.
The Department Justice also exploring options intervene with would-be violent extremists before
violence occurs, and address disengagement and rehabilitation, including off ramps prosecution.
CVE will require community engagement, but will also require, recognized the HagueMarrakech Memorandum, countering ISIL use online tools and social media.
First, although ISIL uses social media and open platforms for recruitment, they also conduct their
operational planning through communications, sometimes encrypted, using mainstream technology. Those
providing the services must take responsibility for how their services can abused. Responsible providers
need understand what the threats are and take action prevent terrorist groups from abusing their services induce recruits commit terrorist acts.
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Beyond that, need use social media reveal ISIL for what group that beheads and kills
Muslims and non-Muslims with the same impunity; rapes and sells women into sexual slavery; and pillages and
destroys historical artifacts. must strip away the slick propaganda and the glossy images and lay bare the
truth. also must harness social media power provide positive vision for young people. commend
the efforts the Sawab Center and others who partner with just that. Social media powerful
platform for amplifying the stories ISIL defectors, broadcasting the misery life under ISIL and displaying
the damage they are doing Muslim communities and the causes they claim defend.
And importantly, social media allows amplify the stories young people who are overcoming
difficult circumstances channeling their talent and energy produce positive change their societies. succeed, must work together. must take the lessons learned each our countries and put
them use globally. must confront the violent extremist threat all fronts.
Law enforcement will remain strong tool this battle. But alone not enough. Our first goal
ought dissuade would-be foreign fighters from joining ISIL the first place. That requires
engage with our communities and support efforts identify possible interventions every step the foreign
terrorist fighter development cycle, from recruitment and radicalization, mobilization and return. must
work together disrupt and detain those who have already gone, while simultaneously deterring those who
seek follow that path. look forward hearing how our international partners address prevention, rehabilitation and reentry the panels come. Thank you. NOT REPLY THIS MESSAGE. YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE USE THE CONTACTS THE
MESSAGE CALL THE OFFICE PUBLIC AFFAIRS 202-514-2007.
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From:
USDOJ-Office Public Affairs (SMO)
Sent:
Monday, September 28, 2015 7:17
To:
USDOJ-Office Public Affairs (SMO)
Subject:
LAUNCH STRONG CITIES NETWORK STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
AGAINST VIOLENT EXTREMISM
______________________________________________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
(202) 514-2007
WWW.JUSTICE.GOV
TTY (866) 544-5309
LAUNCH STRONG CITIES NETWORK STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
AGAINST VIOLENT EXTREMISM
WASHINGTON Cities are vital partners international efforts build social cohesion and resilience violent extremism. Local communities and authorities are the most credible and persuasive voices
challenge violent extremism all its forms and manifestations their local contexts. While many cities and
local authorities are developing innovative responses address this challenge, systematic efforts are place share experiences, pool resources and build community cities inspire local action global scale.
The Strong Cities Network will serve vital tool strengthen capacity-building and improve
collaboration, said Attorney General Loretta Lynch. continue counter range domestic and
global terror threats, this innovative platform will enable cities learn from one another, develop best
practices and build social cohesion and community resilience here home and around the world.
The Strong Cities Network (SCN) which launches September 29th the United Nations will
empower municipal bodies fill this gap while working with civil society and safeguarding the rights local
citizens and communities.
The SCN will strengthen strategic planning and practices address violent extremism all its forms
fostering collaboration among cities, municipalities and other sub-national authorities. counter violent extremism need determined action all levels governance, said Governing
Mayor Stian Berger sland Oslo while commenting their participation the SCN. succeed,
must coordinate our efforts and cooperate across borders. The Strong Cities Network will enable cities across
the globe pool our resources, knowledge and best practices together and thus leave standing stronger the
fight against one the greatest threats modern society.
The SCN will connect cities, city-level practitioners and the communities they represent through series workshops, trainings and sustained city partnerships. Network participants will also contribute and benefit
from online repository municipal-level good practices and web-based training modules and will
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eligible for grants supporting innovative, local initiatives and strategies that will contribute building social
cohesion and resilience violent extremism.
The SCN will include International Steering Committee approximately cities and other subnational entities from different regions that will provide the SCN with its strategic direction. The SCN will also
convene International Advisory Board, which includes representatives from relevant city-focused networks, help ensure SCN builds upon their work. will run the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD),
leading international think-and-do tank with long-standing track record working prevent violent
extremism:
The SCN provides unique new opportunity apply our collective lessons preventing violent
extremism support local communities and authorities around the world said CEO Sasha Havlicek
ISD. look forward developing this international platform for joint innovation impact this pressing
challenge. with great conviction that Montr has agreed join the Strong Cities Network founders, said
the Honorable Mayor Denis Coderre Montreal. This global network designed build communitybased approaches address violent extremism, promote openness and vigilance and expand upon local
initiatives like Montr Mayors International Observatory Living Together. delighted that through
the Strong Cities Network, the City Montr will more actively share information and best practices with
global network leaders critical issues facing our communities.
The Strong Cities Network will launch Sept. 29, from 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. EDT, following the
Leaders Summit Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism. Welcoming remarks will offered the United
Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Hussein and Mayor Bill Blasio New
York City, who will also introduce Keynote address U.S. Attorney General Lynch. Following this event,
the Strong Cities International Steering Committee, consisting approximately mayors and other leaders
from cities and other sub-national entities from around the globe, will hold its inaugural meeting Sept. 30,
2015, from 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. EDT.
For more information, please visit www.strongcitiesnetwork.org contact Sabine Barton via email at:
info@strongcitiesnetwork.org telephone: +44 207 493 9333.
15-1191 NOT REPLY THIS MESSAGE. YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE USE THE CONTACTS THE
MESSAGE CALL THE OFFICE PUBLIC AFFAIRS 202-514-2007.
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From:
USDOJ-Office Public Affairs (SMO)
Sent:
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9:34
To:
USDOJ-Office Public Affairs (SMO)
Subject:
DEPARTMENT JUSTICE PRESS GUIDANCE FOR SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
PRESS GUIDANCE
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
ATTORNEY GENERAL
4:00 p.m. EDT
Attorney General Loretta Lynch will announce the launch the Strong Cities
Network the United Nations General Assembly.
United Nations Headquarters
Trusteeship Council Chamber
46th Street and 1st Avenue
New York, 10017
OPEN PRESS
NOTE: All media must present valid U.N. credentials order cover this event. Click the following
links for more information the U.N. credentials process and media instructions for attending U.N. special
events. Press inquiries regarding logistics should directed Tal Mekel with the United Nations Media
Accreditation and Liaison Unit 212-963-6934, Kevin Lewis Kevin.S.Lewis@usdoj.gov and
press@usdoj.gov.
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From:
White House Press Office 
Sent:
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:40
To:
Werner, Sharon (OAG)
Subject:
Fact Sheet: Leaders Summit Counter ISIL and Violent Extremism
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2015
FACT SHEET: Leaders Summit Counter ISIL and Violent Extremism
President Obama today hosting Summit highlighting the international community efforts
counter ISIL, address Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs), and Counter Violent Extremism (CVE). The
President has made clear that ISIL poses threat the United States and the international
community, and that will use all instruments power defeat it. has also made clear that
this fight will not won quickly, solely through military means, the United States alone. This long-term struggle that will won with comprehensive approach concert with state and
nongovernmental actors across the globe which exactly what are doing. This Summit, also
hosted Vice President Biden, built progress achieved the last year and provided the
participants the opportunity announce new initiatives. Today the international community
demonstrated its resolve degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL and break the lifecycle terrorism
from radicalization conflict zones and everywhere between.
Countering ISIL
The United States established and leading Coalition more than partners committed
degrading and ultimately destroying ISIL, and today welcomed new Coalition members Malaysia,
Nigeria, and Tunisia join those efforts. While military power rolled back some the group
territorial gains and improved local partner forces capabilities, Coalition efforts begin countering
ISIL messaging, disrupting its finances and countering the FTF threat continue equally
important. And through humanitarian assistance and stabilization programs, the Coalition helping
those who have survived ISIL barbarity. Yesterday the Coalition released statement outlining the
breadth and depth counter-ISIL efforts the past year. part our counter-ISIL efforts, the Coalition supporting the Iraqi government progress
toward effective governance. Under Prime Minister Abadi, Baghdad has approved comprehensive
program foster inclusive governance and reconciliation, and taken initial steps rein
corruption, streamline the bureaucracy and decentralize responsibilities provincial and local
leaders. The U.S. and our Coalition partners will work with the Iraqi Government help ensure
these and many other steps are fully implemented.
The challenge establishing effective governance even greater Syria, where the regime
conducting brutal campaign that has fractured the country and allowed ISIL flourish. With our
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allies, are pursuing negotiated political transition that removes Asad from power and
establishes transitional government uniting the Syrian people.
More than two dozen Coalition partners, led the United States, have contributed the military
campaign Iraq and Syria, conducting over 7,200 air strikes date and training and providing
equipment and ammunition local partners. result, ISIL has lost the ability operate freely
20-25 percent the populated territory held one year ago Iraq and Syria. Syria, Kurdish and
Arab partners with Coalition support have cut off ISIL access all but miles the 600-mile
long Syria-Turkey border, which important step toward preventing FTF travel and squeezing
ISIL supply lines. Iraq, Coalition members have trained more than 13,000 Iraqi and Peshmerga soldiers. The
Coalition has also facilitated training for thousands Sunni tribal fighters, supporting
Baghdad efforts recapture Ramadi and liberate Anbar Province. Syria, the Department Defense training and equipping appropriately vetted elements
the Syrian armed opposition counter ISIL and create the conditions for political
settlement. Training sites were established Turkey and Jordan, and sites Qatar and Saudi
Arabia will open shortly. Coalition strikes and nonlethal assistance have also helped variety other forces Syria, many whom played critical roles clearing ISIL from all but
approximately miles the Turkey-Syria border.
The Coalition working squeeze ISIL financially. Early this year, the Coalition Counter ISIL
Financial Group (CIFG), co-chaired the United States, Italy and Saudi Arabia, developed action
plan disrupt ISIL financial activity and ability raise, move and use funds. This week, the
United States designated over ISIL officials, facilitators and supporters and announced State
Department Rewards for Justice offer million for information leading the significant
disruption the sale oil antiquities benefiting ISIL. Additionally, the added key ISIL
facilitators the al-Qa ida Sanctions List, effectively freezing their assets and preventing them
from using the international financial system well prohibiting their travel accordance with Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1267.
The Coalition also working erode ISIL appeal strengthening capabilities counter the
group messages hate. The State Department Center for Strategic Counterterrorism
Communications operationalized Interagency Counterterrorism Communications cell improve
cross-government collaboration countering ISIL online messaging. And the UAE-based Sawab the right path Center increasing online debate undermine ISIL claims legitimacy and
strategic success.
The United States and its partners are responding the humanitarian impact the conflict and
ISIL depravity. Syria, ISIL has contributed the crisis that has forced nearly million people
from their homes, including more than million refugees, 7.6 million internally displaced persons
and 5.5 million children. The United States the single largest humanitarian aid donor for those
impacted the Syria crisis, contributing $4.5 billion since the crisis began. Since 2014, 3.2 million
Iraqis have also become internally displaced, and the United States has contributed more than $477
million humanitarian assistance address this and the needs other vulnerable
populations. Additionally, September 15, the Department Defense approved $75 million
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for relief supplies help address immediate lifesaving needs for displaced Iraqis. Our joint efforts
with Coalition partners, including financial contributions the United Nations Development
Program Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization, have begun yielding positive results near
Tikrit, where approximately 100,000 civilians displaced ISIL violence have returned.
Countering the Foreign Terrorist Fighter Threat
ISIL unique threat large part due its ability attract FTFs, and the United States leading
global efforts address this challenge. Last year, President Obama chaired Security Council
summit which UNSCR 2178 was adopted. The binding resolution, which has improved the
international community ability counter the FTF threat, requires countries prevent suspected
individuals from entering transiting their countries; disrupt financial support FTFs; implement
UNSCR 1267 sanctions obligations and propose sanctions against those supporting ISIL and affiliates derivatives al-Qaida; and implement legislation enable prosecution. UNSCR 2178 also
underscores the centrality efforts counter violent extremism suppress the FTF threat, theme
amplified today summit.
Since the adoption UNSCR 2178, countries have passed legal frameworks better address the
threat posed FTFs, countries have arrested FTFs, and have successfully prosecuted least
one foreign terrorist fighter. The United States has supported several our partners development
and implementation laws addressing the FTF threat while respecting fundamental human rights
and civil liberties.
The United States continues help partners improve border security better identify, restrict and
report suspected FTF travel, including encouraging partners participate multilateral information
sharing mechanisms. Today, through INTERPOL Counterterrorism Fusion Center (CTFC),
countries now share foreign terrorist fighter profiles. Bilaterally, the United States has concluded
arrangements with over international partners provide mechanism for sharing terrorist travel
information.
The Department Homeland Security (DHS) encouraging additional countries join the U.S.
and more than other countries that use travel information, like Advanced Passenger
Information (API), more effectivity identify known and previously unknown FTFs. May,
DHS and the State Department drove unprecedented meeting Interior Ministers Security
Council nations advocate for strong implementation UNSCR 2178 principles. The ministerial
focused border controls particularly. DHS also announced the creation open-source tool for
strengthening border security. July meeting Spain, DHS, State and partner nations made key
financial commitments strengthening border security. home, are employing whole-of-government approach, leveraging homeland security, law
enforcement, justice sector, intelligence, diplomatic, capacity building, and information sharing
tools counter FTFs. DHS and the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) disseminate Joint
Intelligence Bulletins share threat information with state, local and tribal law
enforcement. Additionally, recent months DHS announced changes security partnerships
required under the Visa Waiver Program align with UNSCR 2178 and enhanced the Electronic
system for Travel Authorization (ESTA). These efforts enhance security while continuing
encourage legitimate trade and travel.
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Building Global Movements Counter Violent Extremism President Obama has said, ideologies are not defeated with guns; they defeated better ideas more attractive and more compelling vision. That why President Obama convened the February
2015 White House Summit Counter Violent Extremism, where the international community came
together expand efforts against violent extremism. Since then, driven U.S. leadership, the global
CVE movement has grown rapidly.
Global Progress
Today, the United States announced the launch the International and CVE Clearinghouse
Mechanism (ICCM) improve capacity-building coordination among key partners several pilot
countries. The ICCM will identify programming gaps, and mobilize and coordinate donor resources address identified needs. also highlighted new initiatives and progress number key initiatives announced the
February 2015 White House Summit Counter Violent Extremism:
Strong Cities Network: Today, Attorney General Loretta Lynch will keynote the launch the first
global network municipal and other sub-national leaders support the development effective
rights-based community focused programs and training build resilience against violent extremism.
The Global Youth Summit Counter Violent Extremism: Yesterday, Lisa Monaco, the President
Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor, kicked off summit that brought together more
than global youth leaders and organizations from more than countries build support for
innovative youth-led initiatives. The development global virtual platforms will allow participating
youth leaders and youth-oriented organizations remain connected and share best practices.
Peer-to-Peer Global University Challenge: Spanning both domestic and international CVE efforts,
the United States Government recently launched this initiative empower university students the
United States, Canada, North Africa, Middle East, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Their objectives were design and implement social digital initiative, product, tool motivate and empower their
peers join the movement countering violent extremism. The spring 2015 winner the Peerto-Peer Challenge, One 95.org from Missouri State University, was showcased yesterday the Global
Youth Summit.
RESOLVE (Research and Solutions for Violent Extremism): This international CVE research
network, which was launched last week, will provide grants local researchers and serve
platform facilitate information sharing and mentoring. will managed consortium
organizations that will include the Geneva Centre Security Policy, Hedayah, the Institute for
Security Studies, the Africa Policy Institute, and the U.S. Institute Peace.
Balkans Regional CVE Initiative: The Government Albania will lead Western Balkans regional
CVE initiative build regional capacity and cooperation CVE issues, particular through
supporting front-line CVE practitioners, civil society, and local communities, developing national
CVE strategies, and promoting research, education, and counter-messaging.
East Africa CVE Center Excellence and Counter-Messaging Hub: The Government Djibouti will
host Intergovernmental Authority Development center provide dedicated support, training,
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and research related CVE, and serve resource for governments and civil society from across
the region.
Guidelines and Good Practices for Developing Inclusive National CVE Strategies: Hedayah,
collaboration with the Global Center Cooperative Security and the Organization for Security and
Co-Operation Europe, produced set guidelines, good practices and principles for the
development national CVE strategies/action plans that promote whole society approach
CVE.
Domestic Progress
The federal government has partnered with local governments, public safety officials, educators and
social service providers greater Boston, Los Angeles and the Twin Cities implement strategic
prevention frameworks that address the unique issues facing their local communities. Since February,
federal officials and local partners have advanced and expanded their prevention frameworks
include the addition new community stakeholders, developed private sector partnerships, and
developed new series youth-focused programs. September, the Department Justice (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS),
partnership with the Police Executive Research Forum, convened law enforcement executives and
community partners from over dozen cities explore how adapt best practices and lessons
learned from Boston, Los Angeles, Montgomery County, Md. and the Twin Cities regions
around the country. Participants discussed how identify and build relationships with key
stakeholders and methods develop, implement and assess community engagement, prevention
and intervention programs. The COPS Office and Police Executive Research Forum will develop
series case studies for local law enforcement seeking replicate these programs.
DHS, partnership with the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), continues lead, improve
and expand its community engagement work including Community Engagement Roundtables,
Town Hall Meetings, Community Awareness Briefings and Community Resilience Exercises
cities all across the country. Enhanced efforts will expand opportunities reach more diverse
communities; help develop the necessary understanding terrorism and terrorist recruitment tactics;
and collectively and holistically explore ways address these threats before they become
challenge the local level. order enhance training for federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement, DHS and
DOJ work cooperatively with its federal partners update CVE-relevant training programs based current threat assessments through programs such the Uniformed Police Training Program,
Criminal Investigator Training Program, Land Management Police Training Program, and the Rural
Police Officer Training.
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WASHINGTON her first address the United Nations General Assembly, Attorney General
Loretta Lynch will join other leaders from around the world launch the Strong Cities Network combat
violent extremism.
Copied below are excerpts from her prepared remarks about how these collaborative efforts will
improve social cohesion and resilience violent extremism:
Some [violent extremists] aspire travel overseas train fight. Others plot attacks targets
within their homelands. But all are antithetical the shared vision and common cause that joins here today this renowned international forum: commitment collaboration; dedication peace; and devotion the
cause justice within our nations and throughout the world.
*** clear that the challenge building resilience against violent extremism challenge that spans
vast oceans and borders while impacting our most tightly-knit cities and towns requires response that both
wide-ranging and highly focused.
*** residents and experts their communities, local leaders are often best positioned pinpoint
sources unrest and discord; best equipped identify signs potential danger; and best able recognize and
accommodate community cultures, traditions, sensitivities, and customs. creating series partnerships
that draws the knowledge and expertise our local officials, can create more effective response this
virulent threat.
***
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Through the Strong Cities Network that have unveiled today, are making the first systematic
effort history bring together cities around the world share experiences, pool resources, and forge
partnerships order build local cohesion and resilience global scale. Today tell every city, every
town, and every community that has lost the flower its youth sea hatred you are not alone. stand
together, and stand with you.
***
Our experience tells that partnering with city-level officials and the communities they represent
extends the reach and deepens the perspective national governments and international alliances. And
connecting those localities one another the Strong Cities Network doing not only powerful way lift our communities worldwide. also sends message about who are and what aspire alliance nations and global community. When the representatives the Strong Cities Network join
together for their first Annual Summit Paris Spring 2016, they will making strong and clear statement their citizens and the world: stand united against violence, united against fear, and united the pursuit better and brighter future.
*** connecting municipal leaders, facilitating information-sharing and providing training and other
assistance where appropriate, the Strong Cities Network will help fashion global response global issue,
without losing sight its inherently local roots. will offer city leaders way learn from one another about
successful initiatives and productive programs. will provide platform for discussing community policing
and prevention strategies that safeguard the individual rights citizens. And will support the practical
delivery community resilience programs cities that are taking new look this evolving issue.
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September 29, 2015
Leaders Summit Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism
September 29, 2015
New York City
Chair Statement
Leaders from more than 100 countries, multilateral bodies, and 120 civil society and private sector
organizations met today New York City review progress countering ISIL, addressing the
threat posed foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), and countering and preventing violent
extremism. Participants took note the efforts the Global Coalition Counter ISIL since its
founding one year ago, expressing support for the work ministers guiding the Coalition and
reaffirming the Coalition support for the Government Iraq its fight against ISIL. They also
expressed support for efforts further implement Security Council Resolution 2178 (2014)
preventing the travel of, and support to, foreign terrorist fighters. Participants welcomed progress
the comprehensive, multi-stakeholder action agenda against violent extremism developed the
February 2015 White House Summit Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), which catalyzed
global movement address the drivers existing terrorist threats and prevent future ones from
emerging. Participants underscored the central role that the United Nations should continue play addressing these challenges, while ensuring respect for international law. Most importantly,
participants announced new initiatives ISIL, FTFs and CVE, demonstrating the international
community resolve address these issues.
Countering ISIL
Leaders emphasized their enduring commitment and common mission degrade and ultimately
destroy the terrorist group ISIL. Over the past year this broad and multifaceted campaign has
harnessed range tools, including superior military strength, roll back some the group gains Iraq and Syria and build increasingly capable local partner forces. Also critical has been the
Coalition work organize efforts disrupt ISIL finances, counter the group messaging, and
help those who have borne the brunt ISIL brutality return safely home. This long-term
campaign that will continue see periods both progress and challenge advance toward our
shared objective degrading and ultimately destroying ISIL the interests regional and global
security.
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Countries leading the Coalition Working Groups Stabilization Support, Foreign Terrorist Fighters,
Counter-ISIL Messaging and Counter-ISIL Finance thanked members for their intensive efforts over
the past year, and welcomed new Coalition members Malaysia, Nigeria, and Tunisia. Others
contrasted the military situation year ago when ISIL was rapidly advancing and threatening
Baghdad and Erbil the still challenging but improved situation today. While much remains
done this multi-year campaign, the Coalition has begun make progress against ISIL.
Many speakers noted the dedication and sacrifices the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), including
Kurdish Peshmerga and tribal forces, and the Syrian moderate opposition and Kurdish forces.
coordination with international partners, these forces defeated ISIL Kobane January, Tikrit
March, Tal Abyad June, and Hasakah August. All told, ISIL has lost the freedom
movement approximately 20-25 percent the populated territory Iraq and Syria that held one
year ago.
Participants commended the more than 5,000 personnel from countries now Iraq supporting the
Iraqi government efforts strengthen and develop local security forces. Coalition members have
trained more than 13,000 ISF and Kurdish Peshmerga forces Iraq; addition, the U.S.-led advise
and assist mission Taqaddum Airbase (al-Habbaniyah) has facilitated training for thousands
Sunni tribal recruits Anbar under the auspices the Iraqi government. The Iraqi government has
also taken important steps equip these fighters. Separately, Coalition personnel are supporting the
Syrian train and equip mission. More than two dozen Coalition partners, led the United States,
have contributed some way the military campaign, with more than 7,200 strikes Iraq and
Syria date. Turkey opening its bases the Coalition and committing its own aircraft have
improved Coalition operations.
Steps are also being taken stabilize liberated areas Iraq displaced residents can return their
homes. Participants welcomed the Iraqi government partnership with local leaders and the United
Nations help stabilize areas liberated from ISIL, and the Coalition committed working within
this framework help Iraq ensure that returnees have services meet basic needs safe
environment. Quick, targeted infusion stabilization support Tikrit has contributed the return more than 100,000 civilians, supported the United Nations Development Program Funding
Facility for Immediate Stabilization. More than half subscribed already and the Fund track
meet its target $60-70m the first quarter 2016.
Italy leading the police training aspect stabilization efforts: more than 100 Carabinieri are
working train Iraqi police, and Coalition members are working provide trainers, equipment and
funding expand this effort. And Canada leading Coalition efforts improve the integration
women and gender perspectives into decision-making, including stabilization and protection.
Members the Coalition Counter-ISIL Finance Group (CIFG) highlighted efforts disrupt ISIL
financial activities, including its ability raise, move, and use funds. Earlier this year, the CIFG
agreed implement action plan disrupt ISIL financial activities and result, are
developing enhanced mechanisms share information and develop tailored countermeasures
address the problem. Today, the added key ISIL facilitators the al-Qaida Sanctions List
action that underscores the international communitys unity and commitment disrupting ISIL
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financial activities. The further development informal Public-Private Partnership help
protect antiquities Syria and Iraq was also announced.
Participants highlighted efforts coordinate strategic communications de-legitimize ISIL and
diminish its influence. The new Sawab Center the UAE first step toward creating series
networks facilitate rapid communications and empower web-savvy practitioners effectively
conveying their individual messages. Participants also noted how the private sector working with
Coalition governments and took note new testimonial campaign focused individuals who
have defected from ISIL.
Many speakers drew attention the plight refugees and displaced persons who are victims the
conflict Syria and Iraq, and the pressing unmet humanitarian situation. number speakers
announced new contributions the humanitarian appeals for Syria and Iraq well other
mechanisms help relieve the situation.
Countering the Foreign Terrorist Fighter Threat
Coalition members outlined efforts help counter the FTF threat, include strengthening
counterterrorism legislation their own countries and expanding information sharing terrorist
identities. The FTF Working Group has established strong coordination with other international fora,
including the Global Counterterrorism Forum.
Participants underscored the importance implementing Security Council Resolution 2178,
which created policy and legal framework address the FTF threat. Participants welcomed
progress made since the adoption the resolution last September, including legislative and judicial
efforts. They noted that since the passage UNSCR 2178, countries have passed updated
existing laws deal with FTFs; countries have arrested FTFs aspirants; least countries
have brought cases against FTFs; and countries have prosecuted least one FTF case, resulting conviction sentencing.
Participants reaffirmed their commitment increase and enhance border security identify, restrict
and report travel suspected FTFs sharing passenger name records and advanced passenger
information and taking greater advantage INTERPOL resources, such screening passengers
against its Foreign Terrorist Fighters database and its Stolen and Lost Travel Documents system.
this regard, participants welcomed INTERPOL announcement action agenda that will seek
improve data sharing agreements and international cooperation.
Participants reaffirmed the importance bilateral agreements share information known and
suspected FTFs for use law enforcement, border authorities and security services.
Participants welcomed the efforts bodies, including the Counter-Terrorism Committee, the
1267/1989 Al-Qa ida Sanctions Committee, and the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force
strengthen global actions against FTFs.
Participants reaffirmed the importance international cooperation and welcomed recent efforts
the international, regional and subregional levels FTFs, including the Government Spain
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Ministerial Meeting Stemming the Flow FTFs Madrid July 28. They reaffirmed the
importance initiatives develop good practices such the Global Counterterrorism Forum
Good Practices for More Effective Response the Foreign Terrorist Fighter Phenomenon. Participants also
noted the announcement the GCTF Cross-Working Group Initiative Address the Full Life-Cycle Radicalization Violence, which will reinforce many the key elements Coalition efforts and
the CVE Summit Action Agenda that emerged from February White House Summit Countering
Violent Extremism and was adopted Rome.
Participants reaffirmed their resolve continue take further concrete steps address and mitigate
the FTF threat, include strengthening counterterrorism legislation, enhancing border security,
improving information sharing and adopting new programs prevent radicalization
violence. They also urged States, they are able, assist the delivery urgent capacity building
and other technical assistance needed the most affected States, and adopt holistic approaches
responding emerging trends and challenges, including the rehabilitation and reintegration
former foreign terrorist fighters.
Countering and Preventing the Spread Violent Extremism
Participants underscored that the February 2015 White House Summit Counter Violent Extremism
catalyzed global movement embrace proactive, positive approach the urgent challenge
violent extremism all its forms and manifestations, that involves contributions from national and
local governments, civil society, local communities, the private sector, and multilateral bodies.
They highlighted how this approach must complement rule law-based, rights-respecting, military,
intelligence, and law enforcement efforts. They stressed the importance continuing expand the
set CVE stakeholders, initiatives, and interventions that are necessary both for confronting ISIL
and other existing terrorist threats, well preventing future threats from emerging.
Participants expressed gratitude the governments and organizations that hosted regional CVE
summits and other related events following February CVE Summit, which were essential for
expanding participation and sustaining the global movement against violent extremism.
Participants welcomed the progress made the implementation the CVE Summit Action
Agenda, including new CVE strategies, policies, programs, and partnerships being developed across
the Agenda several pillars, and pledged redouble implementation efforts. Progress has included:
new, inclusive national CVE strategies and programs that place increasing emphasis the role
local communities;
new initiatives involving women, youth, scholars, and clerics discrediting both on-line and offline hateful ideologies and build community resilience against violent extremism;
business leaders investing community-based solutions;
mayors and municipal leaders developing engagement programs that lift and support ethnic
and religious minority communities;
additional funding and other support for practical multilateral CVE efforts, including those the
UN, the Global Counterterrorism Forum, Hedayah, and the Global Community Engagement and
Resilience Fund; and
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the United Nations and other multilateral bodies intensifying their own CVE efforts, including
developing action plans, programs, and initiatives that will help sustain the global CVE
movement.
Participants welcomed the update from the Secretary-General the development his plan
action prevent violent extremism, which will present the UNGA November. They
encouraged the play central role sustaining the CVE Summit Action Agenda 2016 and
beyond.
Participants reaffirmed their commitment championing the global CVE movement following the
Leaders Summit, underscoring the need for government and non-government actors collaborate make progress several priority issues, including:
better understanding the drivers violent extremism the local and regional level;
countering the narratives violent extremists who glorify violence and attempt recruit and
radicalize young men and women;
strengthening protections for members all communities, particular ethnic and religious
minorities;
preventing radicalization prisons and facilitating the rehabilitation and reintegration former
violent extremism, including expanding diversion programs;
addressing political, social and economic grievances that terrorists exploit, including working
together advance human rights, improving the rule law, expanding social services and
strengthening security communities that are risk; and
ensuring the inclusion local communities, civil society, religious leaders, and the private sector addressing the underlying drivers violent extremism, recognizing that they are often more
capable and credible than national governments.
Participants pledged make progress these priority issues, including supporting the new subnational networks announced during the Summit, such those involving cities (i.e., the Strong Cities
Network), civil society, and researchers (RESOLVE), new regional CVE hubs and hubs, initiatives
aimed strengthening CVE capacities and cooperation across East Africa and the Western Balkans, well supporting the youth-driven Action Agenda that emerged from the first-ever Global Youth
Summit Against Violent Extremism.
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Remarks prepared for delivery
NEW YORK
Thank you, Mayor [Bill] Blasio, for those kind words; for your dedication promoting equality and
expanding opportunity; and for your service the people this great city the city call home. would also
like recognize High Commissioner for Human Rights [Prince Zeid ad] Hussein and the UN-Habitat
program for their inspiring work and bold leadership work create future sustainable peace,
development and opportunity. And like thank all the mayors and other municipal leaders who are
helping ensure safe and prosperous futures for our communities and our world serving the Steering
Committee the Strong Cities Network. pleasure join such distinguished group world leaders
this historic occasion and privilege represent the Obama Administration and the United States
inaugurate this innovative, collaborative and critically important global effort. gather today crucial moment challenge and opportunity for the security our nations and the
well-being humankind. Fourteen years ago, not far from where stand today, terrorists carried out
vicious assault democratic values and inclusive societies everywhere. Their brutal attack claimed the lives thousands innocent victims including citizens from nations. And the years since that morning
when terror rained from the sky, have continued see violent extremists emerge from within our own
communities from terrorists inspired groups like ISIL fanatics motivated hatred against religious
ethnic factions. Some aspire travel overseas train fight. Others plot attacks targets within their
homelands. But all are antithetical the shared vision and common cause that joins here today this
renowned international forum: commitment collaboration; dedication peace; and devotion the cause
justice within our nations and throughout the world. clear that the challenge building resilience against violent extremism challenge that spans vast
oceans and borders while impacting our most tightly-knit cities and towns requires response that both
wide-ranging and highly focused. National governments have crucial role play ensuring the safety and
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security the nations they serve and here the United States, our highest priority. Neither the Justice
Department lead nor the administration which serve will ever back down from our commitment and our
responsibility safeguard our citizens and defend our homeland. But lifelong prosecutor and former
United States Attorney here New York, have also seen firsthand how local authorities can serve the front
lines our defense against violent extremism. residents and experts their communities, local leaders are
often best positioned pinpoint sources unrest and discord; best equipped identify signs potential
danger; and best able recognize and accommodate community cultures, traditions, sensitivities and customs. creating series partnerships that draws the knowledge and expertise our local officials, can
create more effective response this virulent threat.
The government the United States fully invested this collaborative approach and have seen
the value empowering local communities promoting initiatives they design and lead themselves. Through
our Model Regions program, federal officials have partnered with wide array local stakeholders including
government and public safety officers, social service providers, educators, businesses and nonprofits build
and implement community resilience frameworks tailored the unique needs residents. Minneapolis and
Saint Paul, Minnesota, for example, government officials, private partners and civic leaders have come together create mentorship program for Somali youth; build opportunity hub that provides educational
resources and job training; and contribute program called Youthprise that forging connections between
community organizations, investors and young people. the same time, officials the Greater Boston region
are exploring the connection between criminal justice and public health partnering with the Massachusetts
Executive Office Health and Human Services tap their experience with violence prevention and
intervention. And the Denver area, the United States Attorney Office has led multifaceted community
engagement and education effort involving all levels government. These initiatives and others like them
were the subject convening just two weeks ago, organized our Office Community Oriented Policing
Services, conjunction with the Police Executive Research Forum, which brought together law enforcement
executives and community partners from over dozen cities plan ways translate these cutting-edge
programs into new regions.
These efforts have shown the power harnessing local expertise and leveraging local leadership
create targeted and effective approaches eradicating violent extremism any community. have learned
that open dialogue and consistent engagement with wide range constituents essential crafting strategies
and forging partnerships that will address the full scope the threats face. have seen that communities
must empowered take these steps themselves that the prevention approaches they design are crafted for
their unique situations. And have observed the need for mechanism that will expand the most effective
efforts reach more people around the globe way highlight the best local ideas that they can
adapted for use other communities.
Until now, have lacked that mechanism. haven had the benefit sustained coordinated
cooperation among the growing number cities and municipalities that are confronting this ongoing challenge.
Communities have too often been left isolated and alone. But through the Strong Cities Network that have
unveiled today, are making the first systematic effort history bring together cities around the world
share experiences, pool resources and forge partnerships order build local cohesion and resilience global scale. Today tell every city, every town and every community that has lost the flower its youth sea hatred you are not alone. stand together and stand with you.
This truly groundbreaking endeavor. connecting municipal leaders, facilitating informationsharing and providing training and other assistance where appropriate, the Strong Cities Network will help
fashion global response global issue, without losing sight its inherently local roots. will offer city
leaders way learn from one another about successful initiatives and productive programs. will provide
platform for discussing community policing and prevention strategies that safeguard the individual rights
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citizens. And will support the practical delivery community resilience programs cities that are taking
new look this evolving issue. want you know that the Obama Administration deeply committed ensuring that the Strong
Cities Network strong, vibrant and resilient the cities unites because know this model works.
Here the United States, have joined with local partners bring down far-flung human trafficking rings,
strengthen trust law enforcement, thwart cybersecurity threats and combat official and international
corruption. Our experience tells that partnering with city-level officials and the communities they represent
extends the reach and deepens the perspective national governments and international alliances. And
connecting those localities one another the Strong Cities Network doing not only powerful way lift our communities worldwide. also sends message about who are and what aspire alliance nations and global community. When the representatives the Strong Cities Network join
together for their first Annual Summit Paris Spring 2016, they will making strong and clear statement their citizens and the world: stand united against violence, united against fear and united the pursuit better and brighter future.
This work will not easy. There will difficult days for all. But the spirit collaboration see
before today the devotion partnership and mutual support gives confidence our effort and hope
for the journey ahead. Thank you, once again, for your outstanding service. Thank you for your visionary
leadership project without precedent. And thank you for your commitment the mission our time. this time, would like turn things over Sasha Havlicek, the Chief Executive Officer the
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WASHINGTON, D.C.
Thank you, Lorenzo [Vidino], for that kind introduction. honor this event, co-hosted the George Washington University new Program
Extremism and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The partnership between SPLC and serves reminder that violent extremism neither new
phenomenon, nor one that limited any single population, region ideology.
Since its creation 1971, SPLC has been important voice the wide range extremist groups
throughout this country. And over the past four decades, the existence hate, violence and extremism has
remained unfortunately all too constant. Earlier this year, honored and remembered the victims the
horrific Oklahoma City bombing the 20th anniversary that devastating attack. Less than two months after
the anniversary, again saw unimaginable violence motivated hate. young man killed nine AfricanAmerican men and women attending bible class Charleston, South Carolina. senseless, racist act. The
list goes on, past and present.
But gather today, new and disturbing trends loom over the horizon trends must understand
defeat.
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New initiatives, like program, which focus empirical research and analysis, are critical
policymakers and the interested public alike. although the problem set means new, changing, and must take lessons learned the
past and couple them with trend analysis understand these shifts.
Today event good start that conversation. are here talk about combating domestic
terrorism, which the FBI has explained Americans attacking Americans based U.S.-based extremist
ideologies.
Much attention has focused those inspired Qaeda and the Islamic State Iraq and the Levant
(ISIL) message hate and violence spreading worldwide and reaching homes here America through the
group unprecedented social media recruitment efforts. And rightly so.
But today good opportunity focus the conversation broadly violent extremism here
America. The threat ranges from individuals motivated anti-government animus, eco-radicalism,
racism, has for decades.
The full spectrum violent extremism shares number common elements, and our approach
disrupting them must recognize these connections. just one example, earlier this year, two women were charged New York with conspiring build
bomb conduct attack the United States. While these women were motivated Islamic extremist
ideology, they allegedly conducted research into the type bomb used the Oklahoma City bombing,
demonstrating the continuing resonance that attack.
The Threat
The Department Justice highest priority combatting terrorism, both international and domestic,
and other threats our national security order protect the American public, and strive remain nimble can adjust current threats they evolve and new threats that emerge.
The range national security threats staggeringly broad. work every day adapt and improve
our approaches address the dangers posed ISIL, Qaeda, AQAP and other terrorist groups; the threats
posed foreign terrorist fighters intent waging Jihad abroad; and the threat fighters who may seek
return home, trained and willing die for their extremist cause.
Yet, while continue address this evolving international threat violent extremists, have not
lost sight the domestic terrorism threat posed other violent extremists. Terror and extremism not
always originate elsewhere take place outside our borders. Homegrown violent extremists can motivated any viewpoint the full spectrum hate. Anti-government views, racism, bigotry, anarchy and other
despicable beliefs. When comes hate and intolerance, single ideology governs. America, harboring extremist views not itself crime, nor the expression even hateful
ideology association with hateful group.
But the line between speech and violence crossed too often, resulting heartbreaking tragedy. The
list includes:
Plots and attacks government buildings, synagogues and mosques, businesses and public
infrastructure;
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Assassinations and planned assassinations police officers, judges, civil rights figures, doctors and
others;
Stockpiles illegal weapons, explosives and biological and chemical weapons; and
Killing sprees that have terrorized local communities.
Looking back over the past few years, clear that domestic terrorists and homegrown violent
extremists remain real and present danger the United States. recognize that, over the past few years,
more people have died this country attacks domestic extremists than attacks associated with
international terrorist groups.
First, our SPLC colleagues can attest, racial hatred motivates many the violent extremist
attacks. The Attorney General noted this summer that these kinds hate crimes are the original domestic
terrorism. Among domestic extremist movements active the United States, white supremacists are the most
violent. The Charleston shooter, who had manifesto laying out racist worldview, just one example. His
actions followed earlier deadly shooting sprees white supremacists Kansas, Wisconsin and elsewhere.
For example, January 2011, Kevin William Harpham, man with ties neo-Nazi organization,
planted radio-controlled pipe bomb along the route Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, intent inflicting
mass casualties. Luckily, parade workers spotted the bomb and law enforcement officials were able defuse
before anyone was harmed. pleaded guilty and was sentenced years prison. are not always fortunate. August 2012, Wade Michael Page, who also espoused white
supremacist and neo-Nazi views, fatally shot six people and wounded four others, including responding police
officer, Sikh temple Wisconsin. acted alone and died the course the attacks from self-inflicted
gunshot wound. also see anti-government views triggering violence throughout America. just one example, three
militia members were recently sentenced Georgia for conspiring use weapons mass destruction
attacks against federal government buildings. They attempted acquire explosives early 2014, with the goal destroying U.S. government infrastructure part guerilla warfare strategy undermine the U.S
government.
More broadly, law enforcement agencies nationwide are concerned about the growth the sovereign
citizen movement. According one 2014 study, state, local and tribal law enforcement officials considered
sovereign citizens the top concern law enforcement, ranking above ISIL and Qaeda-inspired
extremists.
Adherents the sovereign citizen ideology believe they don have answer any government
authority, including courts, taxing entities law enforcement. And although most sovereign citizens
peacefully espouse these views, some sovereign citizen extremists resort violence.
Terry Nichols, convicted accomplice the Oklahoma City bombing, may have viewed himself
member the sovereign citizen movement. 2010, Jerry and Joseph Kane, father and son who identified with the sovereign citizen movement,
killed two police officers and were themselves killed the ensuing shootout with police after routine
traffic stop.
And June 2014, Jerad and Amanda Miller, likely motivated the sovereign citizen antigovernment ideology, killed two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers restaurant
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Las Vegas. Then they went nearby Walmart and killed another innocent person. During their
attacks, they declared the beginning so-called revolution.
These attacks and many others cause rededicate ourselves identify, disrupt and prevent domestic
threats.
The Common Challenges single ideology governs hate and extremism nevertheless, see commonalities among those who
wish harm. This gives important information shape our deterrence and disruption strategies.
Across the spectrum extremist ideologies, two related traits emerge: first, the prevalence lone
offender attacks that not require terrorist network; and second, the increasing number disaffected people
inspired violence who communicate their hate-filled views over the Internet and through social media.
Both these traits are present the threat posed ISIL.
Over the past year, foreign terrorist fighter arrests this country increased from about dozen more
than 60. But disrupt travel and make harder for potential ISIL recruits this country get Syria
and Iraq, ISIL adapts, increasingly encouraging individuals the West conduct terrorist attacks home.
passport travel required. result, 2015, have witnessed surge individuals inspired this extremist ideology who
want conduct attacks inside the United States. Unlike Qaeda, which had been tightly controlled
organization that carefully planned large-scale attacks, ISIL encourages lone offenders.
This diffused approach may new international terrorism, but bears striking similarity other
violent extremism here America whether you label domestic terrorism, hate crime plain murder.
was the case with McVeigh and Nichols and the Charleston shooter, lone offenders small groups often plan
and carry out attacks their own with limited assistance. these cases, few others know their violent
plans, making their plotting more difficult disrupt.
Second, across the spectrum extremist ideologies, see alarming new trend increasing
number disaffected people linked together their adherence violence over the Internet and through social
media. the ISIL threat reveals, new communications technologies, including social media and the
widespread use encryption, pose tremendous challenges public safety and national security and these are
challenges everyone with stake the matter must continue work together address.
The same true for domestic terrorism and extremism. Sovereign citizens continue communicate
and recruit through the use YouTube and Twitter. White supremacists post social media, and studies now
posit that mass killings are contagious. Violence begets violence, and through the power the internet,
meeting hall longer needed. Formal organizational structures are unnecessary. Connections are made, and
messages spread, through the push button.
The Department Justice Response
Fortunately, recognizing common patterns can craft common response. matter who
behind the violence and intimidation, will continue use every tool our disposal deter and disrupt the
threat.
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violence. achieve these objectives, are: Improving coordination between investigations and prosecutions; Utilizing the same all-tools approach leverage against all national security threats; and Actively exploring options address the sources violent extremism.
Ensuring Coordination
Success disrupting domestic terrorism requires close coordination, extremist conduct ranges widely ideology and knows jurisdictional bounds. the Department Justice, our goal ensure that
coordination effective and efficient possible.
Our Counterterrorism Section within the National Security Division (NSD) maintains connectivity with
the U.S. Attorney community around the country for purposes all terrorism matters and also maintains
expertise variety statutes frequently used domestic terrorism prosecutions. addition, NSD, along
with the FBI and representative from the U.S. Attorney community, co-chairs the Attorney Generals
Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee (the DTEC).
The DTEC was originally launched Attorney General Janet Reno the wake the Oklahoma City
bombing with the goal ensuring that those combating domestic terrorist activity had forum share
information and coordinate efforts. met regularly and was scheduled meet Sept. 11, 2001, but due
the events that day, that meeting never took place.
Fortunately, recognition the importance combating domestic terrorism, the department reestablished the DTEC last June. Today, the DTEC consists senior officials from NSD, the FBI, the U.S.
Attorney community, the Civil Rights Division and the Tax Division, among others, well other federal law
enforcement agencies who work domestic terrorism matters. did many years ago, provides
national-level forum for information sharing the department leadership level and within the federal law
enforcement community.
The DTEC helps ensure national-level coordination. But our local U.S. Attorney offices, FBI field
offices and Joint Terrorism Task Forces, working closely with our nation police officers, district attorneys and
local community officials, are the country eyes the ground. NSD, order ensure that are gaining the benefits the information and input from those eyes the ground from around the country, and recognition growing number potential domestic terrorism
matters around the United Sates, have created new position assist with our important work
combatting domestic terrorism. Just this week, appointed new Domestic Terrorism Counsel serve
our main point contact for U.S. Attorneys working domestic terrorism matters. The new Counsel will
not only help ensure that cases are properly coordinated, but will also play key role our headquarterslevel efforts identify trends help shape our strategy, and analyze legal gaps enhancements required
ensure can combat these threats. The new counsel will also play important role with the DTEC
providing its members with insights from cases and trends from around the country.
Investigation and Prevention
Working together, our collective objective disrupt and prevent attacks. that, must
aggressively use all the investigative tools our disposal.
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investigate extremist groups and individuals when have reason believe they may involved the
commission federal crime, including threatening violence.
And utilize proactive enforcement tools and investigative techniques, including the use
undercover operations, stay ahead the threat. Undertaken with careful oversight and with appropriate
respect for civil rights and liberties, these tools are highly effective. have used them with success for many
years, and now, they are recognized globally invaluable the fight against terrorism and organized crime.
But can only track threats that can see.
With the explosive use social media and encrypted communications, those inspired violence
messages hate, run the risk that will see less the bad guys see more.
Social media can create for extreme segment society sort radicalization echo chamber where
followers reinforce for each other extremist propaganda and calls for violence.
Service providers must take responsibility for how their services can abused. Responsible providers
understand what the threats are and take action prevent terrorist groups from abusing their services induce
recruits commit terrorist acts.
Prosecution
When become aware potential extremist criminal activity, prosecution one powerful tool our
tool box. the wake the Oklahoma City bombing, Congress passed the Antiterrorism and Effective Death
Penalty Act 1996, AEDPA. That legislation critical the U.S. government efforts protect the
nation against international and domestic terrorism. the domestic front, the code book defines domestic terrorism illegal activities that are dangerous human life that take place primarily here the United States and appear intended intimidate
coerce civilian population, influence the policy government intimidation coercion, affect the
conduct government.
However, what causes some confusion that domestic terrorism not offense charge.
Instead, have the whole criminal code our disposal. Over the years, have charged violent
extremists with variety crimes, ranging from firearms explosives offenses, arson, threats fraud, tax
violations hate crimes and murder. will continue increase our focus using the full range our
authorities protect the public against these threats.
AEDPA provided enhanced sentences for certain terrorism-related offenses, and created new federal
offense that prohibits the possession stolen explosives. That statute continues significant keeping
dangerous explosives out the hands those who would use them for violent ends.
Additionally, through the leadership Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congress passed statute that
criminalizes teaching distributing bomb-making information support federal crimes violence.
This statute allows prosecute not only individuals who engage terrorist attacks themselves, but
also those who share their deadly skills that others can engage such attacks.
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For example, 2005, Daniel Schertz, one-time member the Klux Klan, pleaded guilty six
offenses including violation this provision, for constructing seven pipe bombs and instructing confidential
informant how use the bombs cause the most destruction. Schertz believed that the bombs would
used attack Mexican and Haitian immigrants Florida. was ultimately sentenced more than years prison.
Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)
Although law enforcement powerful tool, not the only tool. must also reach individuals
early their path towards radicalization. Programs like those associated with and SPLC will
particularly valuable this front. counter violent extremism, must begin doing more empower those who are best-placed
affect change parents, teachers, coaches, mental health service providers and others who know their
communities best. that end, the Attorney General recently announced the launch the Strong Cities
Network, the first-ever network city leaders from around the world involved building community
resilience. This network was created recognition the key role communities combating violent
extremism and the need for more than top-down approach.
And takes page from our integrated strategy combating other types violent extremism. have long known that our efforts are most successful when partner with local communities
uphold the law. Local communities form the fabric our nation, and community members are often bestpositioned identify and relate individuals who have begun path violent extremism.
Community members see things that law enforcement agencies not. Here the United States, one
study found that more than percent violent extremist cases with connection international terrorism,
third-party bystanders observed activities behaviors suggesting radicalization violent intent. However,
more than half the witnesses discounted downplayed their observations.
Similar evidence exists regarding bystanders other cases crime and extremism. community
members are not only best positioned intervene with those path towards violent extremism, they also
may the first see potential steps towards radicalization violence.
Recognizing the importance community engagement early intervention, the Department Justice
has developed three community-based pilot programs Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; the greater Boston
area; and Los Angeles. Government, academic and community leaders are working together develop counter
narratives, youth programming and constructive dialogue disengagement. Strong outreach programs for
communities and training for law enforcement lead relationship trust and increased cooperation
everything from civil rights radicalization-to-violence.
The Department Justice also exploring options intervene with would-be violent extremists before
violence occurs, and address disengagement and rehabilitation, including off ramps the path
radicalization violence.
CVE will require community engagement, and are learning the international terrorism context, will also require countering the message hate online. Often, former extremists can the most persuasive
voices, and should look for opportunities harness social media power provide positive vision for
young people.
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SPLC has long history tracking and countering hate, and their efforts will continue
critical. Social media allows amplify the stories young people who are overcoming difficult
circumstances and avoiding the hate-filled alienation that can lead violence channeling their talent and
energy produce positive change their societies. conclude, all our work, strive honor those most directly affected acts terrorism
who were killed injured, well the survivors, first responders and families who have been touched
these heinous acts. work make our country safe, welcome opportunities discuss our work and
share ideas programs like this. our efforts address violent extremism, are aware the grave challenges that face. must
always seek new and innovative ways protect our national security the face evolving threats, while
preserving our civil rights and civil liberties. are grateful have the Southern Poverty Law Center and the George Washington Program
Extremism our side, working with tackle some today most pressing national security threats.
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