CHAPTER 11THE TRANSNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF TERRORISMFrom State Sponsors to Islamist Extremists

The past two years have highlighted the growing breadth of terrorism faced by the United States and our allies. Although we and our partners have made enormous strides in reducing some terrorist threats—most particularly in reducing the threat of a complex, catastrophic attack by al-Qa’ida’s senior leadership in Pakistan—we continue to face a variety of threats from other corners … While these newer forms of threats are less likely to be of the same magnitude as the tragedy this nation suffered in September 2001, their breadth and simplicity make our work all the more difficult.

Statement of Michael E. Leiter, (then) Director of the National Counterterrorism ...

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