From the press release: "The January 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 and other Islamist terrorists. This edition of the Terror Threat Snapshot encapsulates terror threats, attacks, and plots against the West for the calendar year 2016. [...] Key takeaways in this month's Terror Threat Snapshot:  The terror threat environment worsened in 2016.  Overall terror activity in the West spiked in 2016.  ISIS followers are heeding calls to strike wherever they are, using any means necessary.  While efforts to expel ISIS from their so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq continue, the group is proving more malleable and unpredictable than expected.  Other Islamist terror groups, especially al Qaeda, maintained and in some cases expanded their influence in 2016 and continue plotting attacks against Western interests."
|Publisher:||United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security|
|Retrieved From:||United States House Committee on Homeland Security: https://homeland.house.gov/|