High Consequences and Uncertain Threats: Reviewing Department of Defense Strategy, Policy, and Programs for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction for Fiscal Year 2018, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, March 23, 2017 [open pdf - 664KB]
This is a testimony compilation of the March 23, 2017 hearing on "Department of Defense Strategy, Policy, and Programs for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction for Fiscal Year 2018" held before the House Committee on Armed Services. From the statement of Shari Durand: "The threat of terrorism is increasingly complex and transregional in nature. Social media is allowing terrorists to recruit more easily and spread their expertise more rapidly, across various nationalities and ideologies. Terrorist groups are no longer required to fund, train, and equip fighters in secret camps; instead, they can inspire unconnected but motivated individuals who will attack and declare their allegiance just prior to, or after an attack. And, along the way, these motivated individuals can receive technical assistance from a distance in their plans, all through today's technology." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Shari Durand, Arthur Hopkins, and Peter Verga.
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