Congressional Testimonies

The Department of Homeland Security: An Assessment of the Department and a Roadmap for its Future (PDF)

September 20, 2012

Al Qaeda (AQ) has been a shrewd practitioner of the art of stoking, piggybacking upon, and exploiting local grievances in order to further AQ’s own goals and objectives and the broader global jihad. In a military context, this is referred to as tactical, operational and strategic “swarming”; and it has been adopted by others as well, as recent incidents around the globe have demonstrated.