In July, the Department of Homeland Security Committee convened to examine ongoing threats to the US. What follows is a summary of their testimony and findings, along with our analyst comments. (Analyst Comment: For the purposes of uniformity and accuracy, all references to the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant, or any other variation, will simply be abbreviated using IS. It is the Islamic State.)
Samuel Culper is a former military intelligence NCO and contract Intelligence analyst. Sam spent over three years deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He's now the conflict and warfare researcher at Forward Observer.