Thursday, December 10, 2015

FBI Director James Comey: US Facing Greatest Threat From Terrorist Groups Since 9/11

FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the US is at its greatest threat level from terrorist groups since 9/11.
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Comey shared the information at a Senate FBI oversight hearing after Sen. Lindsey Graham questioned him on his agency's knowledge of terrorism.
"Do you agree with the following statement: There are more terrorist organizations with men, equipment and safe havens, along with desire to attack the American homeland, anytime since 9/11?" the South Carolina Republican asked.
"I agree," Comey said.
Comey said budget cuts imposed by Congress in recent years have reduced the FBI's ability to protect America from terrorism.
"What do you think the likelihood of another 9/11 against the homeland will be if we don't destroy the caliphate in Syria and in Iraq in the next year?" Graham asked.
"That's certainly a hard question for me to answer," Comey said. But, he added, "Their ability to have a safe haven from which to gather resources, people, plan and plot increases the risk of their ability to mount a sophisticated attack against the homeland."Read complete report here.

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