NARCO Congressional Testimony: Terrorism in North Africa, An Examination of the Threat

Friday, March 24, 2017

North Africa Risk Consulting's president, Geoff D. Porter, has been invited to testify in front of the U.S. House of Represenatives Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence regarding "Terrorism in North Africa: An Examination of the Threat."

Per the subcommittee's own introduction "the United States continues to face a dynamic threat from al-Qaeda and ISIS affiliates across the globe. This threat will only grow as ISIS loses territory in Iraq and Syria, and al-Qaeda fights to reclaim its status as the leader of the global Jihadi movement. In this context, North Africa has emerged as an important theatre in the war on terror: Al-Qaeda and ISIS elements are increasingly active – and competitive – and have both expanded their reach across the continent; political instability continues to exacerbate the security environment; and countries in the region are struggling to prepare for the likely return of thousands of battle–hardened foreign fighters from Iraq and Syria."

To read Dr. Porter's written testimony, please click here.


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