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The Rise of Radicalism: Growing Terrorist Sanctuaries and The Threat to the U.S. Homeland

Topics: Terrorism,

Olsen, the former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center discusses in his testimony before a Joint Session of the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee the rise of Islamic terrorism. He focuses his remarks on the current landscape of terrorism in the world, focusing further on ISIS. He expresses alarm at the expansion of ISIS's reach beyond their safe havens in the Middle East and asserts that the group's "proven intentions and increasing capability" place it as the nation's highest terrorist threat.

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