How a 43-Year-Old American Youth Counselor Turned to ISIS

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Media Outlet: CNN

David Sterman spoke to CNN regarding a new George Washington University report on foreign fighters:

"There is a real question of when you put someone in jail, is that the best spot to put them for some of these crimes and how long sentences should be," said David Sterman, a policy analyst at New America who focuses on homegrown extremism.

"We just don't have a good answer," Sterman added, noting that the US does not have a de-radicalization program in place for when these individuals are released.

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David Sterman is a policy analyst in New America's International Security program. He holds a master's degree from Georgetown’s Center for Security Studies.