Counterterrorism Chief Says Hamas Attack and Gaza War Have Reshaped Terror Threat

Article/Op-Ed in In the Room with Peter Bergen
April 2, 2024

In Episode 48 of his podcast "In the Room with Peter Bergen," New America Vice President and ASU Professor of Practice Peter Bergen examines how the intelligence community believes the war in Gaza is reshaping the terrorist threat:

When Christine Abizaid — the director of the National Counterterrorism Center — first began working for the United States government in 2002, the biggest terror threat facing the U.S. was from Al-Qaeda. Now, homegrown far-right terrorists pose a key threat, the Hamas attacks on October 7th and the ongoing war in Gaza are fueling new risks, and some American politicians claim that lots of terrorists are entering the U.S. through the southern border. In a rare interview, Abizaid describes the real terror threats facing the United States today.

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