Monthly Archives: February 2016

Statement for the Record: Worldwide Threat Assessment: Armed Services Committee, United States Senate

MIDDLE EAST SECURITY CHALLENGESRegion, in my opinion, is now facing one of the most dangerous and unpredictable periods in its modern history. The security challenges have rapidly multiplied since 2011, as nations are confronted with simultaneous internal and external threats … Continue reading

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Statement for the Record: Worldwide Threat Assessment: Armed Services Committee, United States Senate

Feb 9, 2016 Vincent R. Stewart, Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps Director, Defense Intelligence Agency Introduction Chairman McCain, Ranking Member Reed, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the invitation to provide the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) assessment of … Continue reading

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ICSR Insight – German Jihadists in Syria and Iraq: An Update

The analysis is based on data provided by the German police and domestic intelligence agencies both at the federal and state level. It was jointly conducted by the Bundeskriminalamt (the Federal Criminal Police Agency), the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (the Federal … Continue reading

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ICSR Insight – German Jihadists in Syria and Iraq: An Update

Daniel Heinke The German security authorities recently published a new study that brings together information on 677 individuals who departed Germany for Syria or Iraq before June 30, 2015. The analysis is based on data provided by the German police … Continue reading

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23-year-old Muslim arrested for planning attack in Milwaukee

American authorities over the past year or so have arrested and charged several people of supporting ISIS. Just last month,a Pennsylvania teenager was indictedafter investigators said he tried to help individuals travel to the Middle East to join the Islamic … Continue reading

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23-year-old Muslim arrested for planning attack in Milwaukee

Arutz Sheva The arrest is just another example of the threat from radicalization. The phenomenon was perhaps best recently illustrated in the December shooting attack in San Bernardino, California, where the attackers are believed to had beenradicalized for quite some … Continue reading

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Canada’s spy service to get ‘increased role’ in fighting Islamic State

CSE spokesman Ryan Foreman acknowledged the agency is helping the Canadian Armed Forces under the umbrella of Operation Impact, the name of Canada’s anti-ISIL mission in the Middle East, but refused to discuss specifics.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has for weeks … Continue reading

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Canada’s spy service to get ‘increased role’ in fighting Islamic State

Murray Brewster The Communications Security Establishment, Canada’s electronic spy service, is set to play a more prominent role in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, The Canadian Press has learned. Multiple sources familiar with the … Continue reading

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NEITHER REMAINING NOR EXPANDING: THE ISLAMIC STATE’S GLOBAL EXPANSION STRUGGLES

The Islamic State’s Soft UnderbellyOf course, the Islamic State has also experienced significant successes in its expansion efforts. Its most consequential stronghold is the Libyan city of Sirte. The Islamic State now commands approximately 6,500 militants in Sirte and other … Continue reading

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NEITHER REMAINING NOR EXPANDING: THE ISLAMIC STATE’S GLOBAL EXPANSION STRUGGLES

   DAVEED GARTENSTEIN-ROSS AND NATHANIEL BARR Judging from the Islamic State’s propaganda, it would appear the group is rapidly overtaking the Muslim world. The Islamic State has declared wilayats (provinces) in ten countries spanning from Nigeria to the Caucasus region. … Continue reading

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