Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Obama Signs Executive Order to Develop Counter-Terrorism Center

Menachem Rephun, jpupdates.com

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President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order to develop a center supporting counter-terrorism, as part of an effort to combat the influence of terror organizations.

According to the Executive Order that was made public, the Integrated Global Engagement Center will “lead the coordination, integration, and synchronization of Government-wide communications activities directed at foreign audiences abroad in order to counter the messaging and diminish the influence of international terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al Qa’ida, and other violent extremists abroad.”

The center will be established by Secretary of State John Kerry, who will oversee the activities designed to counter the influence of terrorist groups.

“The executive director of the Center shall be the Special Envoy and Coordinator for Global Engagement Communications (Coordinator), who shall report to the Secretary through the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy,” according to the statement.

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