February 9, 2016

National Intel Director Highlights ISIS Threat Clinton Failed To See

Today, during testimony before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper highlighted at length the threat posed by ISIS – the threat Secretary Clinton never saw coming.

In June 2014, Clinton said she “could not have predicted” ISIS’ success and over a year later, simply referred to ISIS as a “phenomenon.”

In his testimony however, Clapper identified ISIS as the “preeminent global terrorist threat”:

Clapper warned about the cyber threat the terrorist group poses, noting that ISIS “displays unprecedented online proficiency”:

The national intelligence chief also reported that ISIS “has succeeded in making and deploying chemical agents in Iraq,” thereby becoming the first extremist group to employ chemical weapons since 1995. Finally, Clapper cautioned that ISIS “will probably attempt to conduct additional attacks in Europe, and attempt to direct attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016.”