"What are we doing? Nothing. We have al Nusra and ISIS attacking each other in Syria where we know is the epicenter of jihad right now. We've done nothing," Mr. Watts said. "There is no global terrorism effort. There is no U.S. plan."
For example, he said, the U.S. could be waging a social media war to counteract the flow of foreign fighters to Syria by exploiting rifts between the top two al Qaeda groups in Syria — the Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — as well as highlighting disappointments of foreign fighters already in Syria.