America faces the most serious terror threat environment since 9/11. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has now been linked to dozens of plots or attacks against the West, including at least nine inside the United States since January. This surge in Islamist terror activity includes a rise in extremism here at home, as terrorists seek to radicalize and recruit operatives from our own communities. This year alone, the FBI has arrested more than 40 U.S.-based ISIS supporters and is investigating homegrown violent extremists in every state.
Join us for an in-depth discussion as our expert panel offers insights on the state of homeland security, counterterrorism, and U.S. strategy in the war against violent Islamist extremists.
Keynote Remarks by
The Honorable Michael McCaul (R-TX)
Chairman, House Committee on Homeland Security
Followed by a Discussion with
Policy Analyst, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, The Heritage Foundation
Edwin Meese III
Former U.S. Attorney General under President Reagan
and the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, The Heritage Foundation
Director, Advanced Systems & Policy, MITRE Corporation
Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow
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