Report: Westerners who join ISIS and the threat they pose to the U.S.

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A lot more women are among the Westerners going to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) than there were among past groups of fighters who flocked to Afghanistan in the 1980s and Bosnia in the 1990s, according to a report from the New America foundation.

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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 senior 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.