In order to determine what leads to terrorism, the State Department is looking at "hot spots" of radicalization in Africa on a small scale, according to Daniel Benjamin, the department's coordinator for counterterrorism.
In spite of Pakistan's strained relationship with the United States, the State Department is optimistic about counterterrorism cooperation, said Daniel Benjamin, the department's coordinator for counterterrorism. Benjamin spoke at an April 18 hearing of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on terrorism, nonproliferation, and trade.
The State Department announced Jan. 4 creation of a Counterterrorism Bureau, although its new head, Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, says it will mostly engage in tasks the department already performs. In