The Bureau of Counterterrorism's mission is to promote U.S. national security by taking a leading role in developing coordinated strategies and approaches to defeat terrorism abroad and securing the counterterrorism cooperation of international partners.
The Administration is committed to keeping pace with the changing landscape through a clear-eyed recognition that the terrorist threats we faced in 2001 are not the same as the threats we face today. The threats of tomorrow will also undoubtedly pose new challenges, and we must remain flexible and agile to meet them.Read More
Country Reports on Terrorism
U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism. Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism.Learn More About Country Reports on Terrorism Country Reports on Terrorism
Current lists of Foreign Terrorist Organizations and State Sponsors of Terrorism.Learn More About State Sponsors of Terrorism and Terrorist Designations Terrorist Designations
Programs and Initiatives
Learn about the Bureau of Counterterrorism’s various programs to build foreign partner capacity and counter terrorism around the world.Learn More About the Bureau of Counterterrorism Programs and Initiatives