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Jihadist Terrorism-A Threat Assesment Sept. 2013

Jihadist Terrorism-A Threat Assesment Sept. 2013

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National Security Program
Homeland Security Project
National Security Program
Homeland Security Project

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Published by: STEFAN MEDO VLAHOVICH on Sep 24, 2013
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Septembe 2013
National Security Program
Homeland Security Project
Jihadist Terrorism:
The authors would like to thank the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Homeland SecurityProject co-chairs Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean, and its director, Carie Lemack,or the opportunity to write this report; as well as Jennier Rowland, Bailey Cahall,and David Sterman at the New America Foundation or their research on the jihadistgroups and incidents o homegrown extremism eatured in this report. Thanks alsoto New America Foundation interns Chris Mondloch, Annie Parker, Lacy Hebert, andMariam Hotaki or their research support.
This report is the product o the authors or the Bipartisan Policy Center’s HomelandSecurity Project. The ndings and recommendations expressed herein do notnecessarily represent the views or opinions o the Bipartisan Policy Center, itsounders, its board o directors or the other Homeland Security Project members.
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About the Authors
Peter Bergen is the author o our books about al-Qaeda,three o which were
New York Times 
best sellers. The bookshave been translated into 20 languages. He is the directoro the National Security Program at the New AmericaFoundation in Washington, D.C.; a ellow at FordhamUniversity’s Center on National Security; and CNN’s nationalsecurity analyst. He has held teaching positions at theKennedy School o Government at Harvard University andat the School o Advanced International Studies at JohnsHopkins University.Bruce Homan is a proessor at Georgetown University’sEdmund A. Walsh School o Foreign Service, where he isalso the director o both the Center or Security Studiesand the Security Studies Program. He previously held thecorporate chair in counterterrorism and counterinsurgencyat the RAND Corporation and was the scholar-in-residenceor counterterrorism at the CIA between 2004 and 2006.Michael Hurley is the president o Team 3i LLC, aninternational strategy company, and advises the BipartisanPolicy Center’s Homeland Security Project. He led the 9/11Commission’s counterterrorism policy investigation, as wellas CIA personnel in Aghanistan immediately ater the 9/11attacks. He retired rom the CIA ollowing a 25-year careerand has served as director on the National Security Councilsta.Erroll Southers is the associate director o researchtransition at the Department o Homeland Security’sNational Center or Risk and Economic Analysis o TerrorismEvents (CREATE) at the University o Southern Caliornia,where he is an adjunct proessor in the Sol Price Schoolo Public Policy. He is a ormer FBI special agent and wasPresident Barack Obama’s nominee or the TransportationSecurity Administration, as well as Governor ArnoldSchwarzenegger’s deputy director or the Caliornia Oce o Homeland Security and the chie o homeland security andintelligence or the LAX Police Department. He is the authoro 
Homegrown Violent Extremism 

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