Congressional Testimonies

A Line in the Sand: Assessing Dangerous Threats to Our Nations Borders (PDF)

November 16, 2012

Our borders are now more porous in character than ever. Consider cyberspace, where traditional conceptions of border security simply do not translate. In a domain without traditional physical checkpoints, our adversaries can cloak themselves in anonymity and seek to do us harm, often without tipping off the target or stepping foot into that country.

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.

The Future of Homeland Security: Evolving and Emerging Threats (PDF)

July 11, 2012

Al Qaeda’s Senior Leadership is back on their heels; key leaders have met their demise including Usama Bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. Nevertheless, the ideology that Bin Laden and others, such as the culturally fluent American-born extremist and self-styled cleric al-Awlaki, have propounded lives on. This ideology is the lifeblood that continues to sustain the vitality and growth of the global jihadist movement.

The Iranian Cyber Threat to the United States (PDF)

April 26, 2012

Iran and proxies have long had the United States in their crosshairs. Up until 9/11, in fact, it was Iran’s chief proxy, Hezbollah, that held the mantle of deadliest terrorist organization, having killed more Americans up to that point than any other terrorist group.