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With Threats to U.S. Homeland Increasing Latham Urges Limiting Travel Of Those Americans Seeking To Help ISIS & Terror Groups
POSTED ON September 17, 2014

The US House Committee on Homeland Security held a high profile hearing today on emerging worldwide threats to America’s homeland in advance of Secretary of State John Kerry's testimony on the Administration's plan to "degrade and defeat" the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The director of the National Counter-Terrorism Center, Matthew G. Olsen, in his testimony at the hearing warned about the "greater than 15,000 foreign fighters (in groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) who could potentially return to their home countries to participate in or support terrorist attacks." Olsen, who is considered the nation’s top counter-terrorism official, noted his specific concern of those fighters who may return to their countries "battle-hardened, radicalized and determined to attack us." The officials representing the nation’s top law enforcement and security agencies, outlined the growing threats to the United States homeland from militant groups around the world. But O...