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Assessing the Terrorist Threat: The Implications for Homeland Security

Topics: Terrorism,

This testimony by Dr. Flynn before the House Committee on Homeland Security details the ever-evolving nature of terrorist threats to the United States. Dr. Flynn's primary argument is that al Qaeda is shifting to a "war of attrition" focusing on small-scale attacks that originate in the United States, which are much harder to prevent and counter. Dr. Flynn argues in favor of civilian engagement in countering potential terrorist actions, and a renewed focus on resilient engineering and systems in order to prevent large-scale disruption and destruction.

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