As much as counterterrorism is useful in the fight against terrorism, it has some implications. For instance, terrorists interact with many people who are involved in enhancing security and gather information regarding the security strategies used by various organizations and governments. This way, the terrorism organizations such as Al-Qaeda are able to gather information and adjust their strategies. In most cases, when the terrorist groups discover that their strategies have leaked to the counterterrorism organizations, they come up with ways to counter these organizations and the process continues. This is why terrorism occurs as a surprise due to the dynamic strategies used by terrorists (Yomtov, 2016).
With many strategies to counter terrorism, terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda have evolved to counter security measures taken by governments. Due to strong measures to enforce security, Al-Qaeda has evolved from an operational group to an ideological group. By posing as an ideological group, Al-Qaeda has been able to hide its operations since it exists as a virtual group whose actions are realized once it attacks. Maras (2013) indicates that these evolutions have aided the group to take many forms and shapes such that its operations remain very complicated.
After the 2001 World Trade Center attack, counterterrorism strategies have been developed by many governments and global organizations but there have been terrorists’ attack though not as intense as the September 11 attacks. After the attacks, the world came together in a bid to develop strategies that could eliminate terrorism. One of these strategies was to enhance the effectiveness of the intelligence community. The United States, the European Union, and other governments and global organizations emphasized on increased intelligence in regards to terrorism (Beyer, 2010). There have been improvements since then but there is need to counter terrorism by linking all global security bodies and organizations to share intelligence.