Terror Threat Snapshot [October 2016]   [open pdf - 584KB]

From the Press Release, "The August Terror Threat Snapshot was released today by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX). The 'snapshot' is a monthly Committee assessment of the growing threat America, the West, and the world face from ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] and other Islamist terrorists. [...] Key takeaways in this month's Terror Threat Snapshot: [1] ISIS' ability to sow terror in the West has not been significantly diminished as the United States confronts the most alarming terror threat environment since 9/11. [2] Islamist terrorists from ISIS to al Qaeda sit atop a global jihadist network strengthened by safe havens, hardened fighters, local supporters, diverse resources, and advanced technologies. [3] The 'terrorist diaspora' from Syria and Iraq will remain a significant threat in the years to come, particularly as fighters continue to infiltrate the West amidst massive refugee and migrant flows. [4] The primary state sponsor of terror, Iran, continues to threaten the United States and undermine its interests. It is dismantling the sanctions regime, developing more robust military and nuclear capabilities, spreading its malevolent influence throughout the Middle East, and sustaining the conflicts that empower extremists of all stripes. [5] Former Guantanamo Bay terror detainees are continuing to return to the ranks of jihadist organizations at a dangerous clip."

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