The U.S.-led military strategy to defeat the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria will create a cheaper, nimbler and lethally dangerous version of the terror network in terms of its ability to attack Western targets, top counterterror officials said Tuesday.
“The so-called caliphate will be crushed,” FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress Tuesday morning, adding, “Through the fingers of that crush will come hundreds of very dangerous people.”
“There will be a terrorist diaspora some time in the next two to five years like we’ve never seen before.”
Comey testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs alongside Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, and Nicholas Rasmussen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center – two organizations founded in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks to prevent another such incident.
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Time For Truth: (US News) – Military Success Against ISIS Will Create ‘Terrorist Diaspora’