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Newly declassified information reveals that a 2002 al-Qaeda attack in Israel was thwarted at the last minute. The plot was kept secret for nearly two decades.
On Aug. 26, the Islamic State in Khorasan committed two deadly attacks outside the Kabul airport. Although not new to the region, this has prompted questions about the group, its capabilities and the threat it poses to the stability of Afghanistan.
The terrorist attack on the Khobar Towers was the bloodiest attack on America between the Beirut Marine barracks disaster in 1983 and September 11, 2001. Its legacy still haunts Washington’s relations with Iran. I watched the drama up close.
The U.K. proscribed the U.S.-based neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division as a terrorist organization. The move appears to be more for international solidarity and to provide tools to combat online propaganda than one of current and direct operational necessity.
House Homeland Security Hearing on Transnational Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism will hold a hearing on the transnational threat of racially and ethnically motivated violent extremism. The subcommittee will hear testimony from John Cohen, the assistant secretary of homeland security for counterterrorism and threat prevention, and John Godfrey, the acting coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department.
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies will hold a hearing titled, "Violent Extremism and Domestic Terrorism in America: The Role and Response of DOJ." The subcommittee will hear testimony from Jill Sanborn, the assistant director of the FBI's Counterterrorism Division, and Brad Wiegmann, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's National Security Division.
Tuesday’s House Armed Services Committee hearing previewed some problems that might emerge as a result of withdrawing from Afghanistan.
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A lot of people are expressing anxiety about white supremacist violent terrorism, yet in a new Brookings paper entitled "Identifying and Exploiting the Weaknesses of the White Supremacist Movement," Daniel Byman, Lawfare's foreign policy editor and a senior fellow at the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy, and Mark Pitcavage, a senior research fellow at the Center on Extremism at the Anti-Defamation League, say that while the threat is r