Thursday, June 16, 2016

CIA Director John Brennan's U.S. Senate Testimony On The Islamic State (News Roundup)

USA Today: CIA: Islamic State's global terror capabilities are 'formidable'

The Islamic State's ability to launch terror strikes remains a "formidable" threat despite military successes against the militant group in Iraq and Syria, CIA Director John Brennan said Thursday.

As the extremist group has lost territory in Iraq and Syria it has redoubled its efforts to encourage so-called lone wolf attacks or infiltrate operatives to strike targets outside the region, he said.

“Despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach,” Brennan told the Senate Intelligence Committee, using an acronym for the Islamic State. “The resources needed for terrorism are very modest, and the group would have to suffer even heavier losses of territory, manpower and money for its terrorist capacity to decline significantly,” he said.

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More News On CIA Director John Brennan's U.S. Senate Testimony On The Islamic State

IS still has 'global reach,' CIA chief Brennan warns -- AFP
CIA director says Islamic State still serious threat -- Reuters
CIA warns of more terrorist attacks as ISIL feels pain of air campaign -- Politico
Islamic State formidable despite losses, says CIA chief -- BBC
CIA director grave warning: ISIS dangerous as ever -- CNN
CIA Admits US Has Not Reduced ISIS’s Global Terror Reach [VIDEO] -- Daily Caller
CIA Director: Battlefield Advances Have Not Degraded ISIS' Terrorism Potential -- NPR
CIA chief: ISIS working to send operatives to the West -- AP
CIA: ISIS Intends to ‘Intensify Global Campaign’ With More Attacks Like Brussels and Paris -- Epoch Times
CIA Director Says Islamic State Working To Deploy Militants For Attacks In West -- RFE
IS Planning More Attacks in West, CIA Says -- VOA
ISIS To Attack US? CIA Director Warns Of More Islamic State Attacks In The West Amid Losses In Syria, Iraq -- IBTimes
CIA head: No reduction in ISIS terror threat -- The Hill
US efforts 'have not reduced' ISIS terrorist capability, reach – CIA chief -- RT
CIA's Brennan: More ISIS Militants Worldwide than al Qaeda at Its Height -- Asharq Al-awsat
Islamic State to change tactics in coming months: CIA's Brennan -- Reuters
CIA has not found any link between Orlando killer and Isis, says agency chief -- The Guardian
CIA Director John Brennan warns of more possible attacks in West -- UPI

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