Speech at Heritage Foundation: Terror Gone Viral: The Rise of Radicalism and America’s Response

July 22, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM | 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002, District of Columbia

Chairman McCaul’s Keynote Remarks as Prepared [PDF]

Heritage Foundation

Cordially Invites You

Terror Gone Viral
The Rise of Radicalism and America’s Response

Featuring Keynote Remarks by
The Honorable Michael McCaul (R-TX)
Chairman, House Committee on Homeland Security

Followed by a Discussion with
David Inserra
Policy Analyst, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, The Heritage Foundation

Edwin Meese III
Former U.S. Attorney General under President Reagan
and the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, The Heritage Foundation

Kenneth Rapuano
Director, Advanced Systems & Policy, MITRE Corporation

Hosted by
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy,
and the E.W. Richardson Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

America faces the most serious terror threat environment since 9/11.  The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has now been linked to dozens of plots or attacks against the West, including at least nine inside the United States since January.  This surge in Islamist terror activity includes a rise in extremism here at home, as terrorists seek to radicalize and recruit operatives from our own communities.  This year alone, the FBI has arrested more than 40 U.S.-based ISIS supporters and is investigating homegrown violent extremists in every state.

Join us for an in-depth discussion as our expert panel offers insights on the state of homeland security, counterterrorism, and U.S. strategy in the war against violent Islamist extremists.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

The Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium

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