Is the United States safe from a Paris-style Islamic State attack?

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Media Outlet: The Washington Post

That assessment is echoed in a new report by the New America Foundation titled “ISIS in the West: The New Faces of Extremism.”

“Tracking the many foreign fighters from Western countries who have gone to Syria and have returned to the West poses a greater challenge, given their larger numbers, than tracking the handful of returning American fighters,” according to the report.

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Courtney Schuster was a program associate for the International Security Program at New America. Her research focused on U.S. special operations and the military's use of drones and the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

David Sterman is a policy analyst in New America's International Security program. He holds a master's degree from Georgetown’s Center for Security Studies.

Peter Bergen is a journalist, documentary producer, vice president at New America, CNN national security analyst, professor of practice at Arizona State University, and the author or editor of seven books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers and four of which were named among the best non-fiction books of the year by The Washington Post.