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Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul released the February 2017 Terror Threat Snapshot which contained the following key takeaways:
~ Although ISIS faces continued counter-terrorism pressure in its key safe havens, the group’s external operations plotting appears undiminished. This year opened with a deadly ISIS-linked attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, leaving 39 dead and demonstrating the terror group’s continued ability to inspire and organize major attacks.
~ European nations are moving forward with counter-terrorism reforms designed to cope with the surging terror threat. Yet despite improvements, the continent still suffers from major security weaknesses that make European countries more vulnerable to attack and put U.S. interests overseas at risk.
~ On the home front, ISIS and radical Islamist ideology may have played a part in inspiring an attack this month on travelers at a Ft. Lauderdale airport by Esteban Santiago, a mentally disturbed gunman who has been charged with murdering five people in the attack.
Read the complete report here.