Pierre Thomas, Jack Cloherty and Mike Levine
August 23, 2013
The outgoing director of the FBI gave a sobering assessment Thursday of the current threats facing the U.S. homeland: A biological weapon of mass destruction detonated inside the country and a plane downed in mid-flight are viable scenarios. Americans now traveling to war-torn Syria could bring terrorist tactics home with them.
Terrorism has “changed so much since the days after Sept. 11th,” director Robert Mueller said in a rare interview with ABC News’ Pierre Thomas.
In particular, Mueller said, the threat emanating out of Afghanistan and Pakistan has now “migrated” to places like Yemen, Libya, Egypt and Syria. In Syria, a near-civil war has reportedly killed more than 1,000 people and is drawing fighters from around the world, including the United States.