Director of National Intelligence James Clapper recently said that ISIS has the capability to carry out a Paris-style attack in the United States.
Similar to ISIS’ coordinated blasts abroad, Clapper told CNN in an interview published Wednesday that jihadists have the ability to use terrorist cells throughout the U.S. to perpetrate “dozens of casualties.”
“That’s something we worry about a lot in the United States, that they could conjure up a raid like they did in Paris or Brussels,” Clapper said in an interview with CNN’s Peter Bergen.
Though President Obama did not nix the possibility of an attack, he told Bergen during the same interview that the U.S. does face less of a threat than Europe. Regardless, he said the “Paris-style” and “Brussels-style” attacks still pose a challenge to U.S. intelligence officials.