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Last week, a panel of top national security leaders testified before the House Homeland Security Committee regarding the current threat landscape facing the security of the United States.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, FBI Director Christopher Wray and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Director Christine Abizaid fielded questions from our members on the dangerous threats President Biden’s open border policies pose, the growing terrorist power-vacuum in Afghanistan, and the current state of our nation’s cybersecurity.
Notably, the hearing underscored that the threat from foreign terrorist organizations, particularly ISIS, remains reinvigorated following the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.
U.S soldiers stand guard along a perimeter at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Shekib Rahmani)
The Intelligence Community warned that these groups have the capability to launch attacks outside of Afghanistan, posing a significant threat if they choose to target the U.S. homeland. Directors Abizaid and Wray both highlighted the increased difficulty of monitoring terrorist activity without a U.S. presence on the ground. Simply, we don’t know what we don’t know.
We also heard a number of references to the