There is a common perception that the US anti-terrorism campaign deals exclusively with al-Qaida. In reality, the recent resurgence of Iranian state-sponsored terrorism and global Hezbollah activities has become a prominent issue on the US foreign policy agenda. Last year, authorities foiled a Hezbollah plot targeting Israeli tourists in Thailand.

Further investigation led them to a warehouse filled with thousands of kilograms of explosives and bomb-making materials, proving that the group was focused not on isolated attacks, but on preparing for a terrorism campaign. Additional activities have been reported in Azerbaijan and Kenya, among other places.