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ISIS Doesn’t Have Much Of An Ability To Strike The Continental US — At Least For Now

As Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and an expert on violent non-state groups explained to Business Insider, ISIS likely doesn't yet have the ability to launch an ambitious cell-based attack on the U.S. — the kind of multi-year, multi-continent endeavor that could produce a 9/11-type cataclysm.

“ISIS has been able to maintain control over several cities, giving them the ability to better prepare their network for external operations,” says Gartenstein-Ross. “Right now, there’s little evidence that ISIS has a powerful external operations capability.”

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