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30th June 2016 – The Long War Journal

Taliban suicide bombers target police cadets, first responders in Kabul attack

Bill Roggio

A pair of Taliban suicide bombers killed dozens of people, including police cadets and the first responders who arrived to administer aid after the initial attack, in a coordinated assault in the Afghan capital of Kabul. more...

29th June 2016 – Quoted by Pamela Engel - Business Insider

ISIS just passed a major milestone, but the group looks a lot different than it did 2 years ago

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

But since then, ISIS's self-declared caliphate — the increasingly fractured swath of territory it controls and rules as an Islamic emirate — has shrunk. more...

13th June 2016 – AM 1130

Up & At ‘Em

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the Orlando attack. more...

13th June 2016 – New York Daily News

Uncovering if Pulse club massacre in Orlando was an ‘ISIS Attack’

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Omar Mateen wanted the world to associate his attack at an Orlando nightclub, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, with ISIS, the self-proclaimed Islamic State. more...

12th May 2016 – Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

U.S. Stopped Blacklisting Domestic Terror Charities Under Obama

Jonathan Schanzer, Juan Zarate

The last time the federal government designated a U.S. charity as a front for terrorist fundraising, President Barack Obama had been in office for less than a month and Osama bin Laden was still at large. more...

12th May 2016 – Quoted by The Tower

Report: During Obama Administration, U.S. Stopped Going After Terror-Supporting Charities

Jonathan Schanzer, Juan Zarate

Under the administration of President Barack Obama, the Treasury Department stopped blacklisting domestic charities that collect funds for terrorist organizations, Eli Lake of Bloomberg View reported on Thursday. more...

11th May 2016 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Islamic State Cash Flow Cut, But Still Considerable

Efforts to hack away at the Islamic State terror group's wealth are making good progress but are not yet close to crippling its finances, according a senior U.S. treasury official. more...

18th April 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss the spring offensive in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. more...

18th April 2016 – Quoted by Lauren Carroll - Politifact

Who killed more terrorists, Obama or Bush? It depends

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Some critics of President Barack Obama take issue with what they see as a cold-hearted attitude toward the threat of terrorism. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace brought up this criticism in an interview with Obama on April 10. more...

11th April 2016 – The Long War Journal

Senior Islamic State Khorasan leaders defect to Taliban

Bill Roggio

Several members of the Islamic State Khorasan Provinces’ “central council” as well as other senior and mid-level leaders based in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar have broken their oath to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and have rejoined the Taliban. more...

6th April 2016 – Quoted by Cathy Burke - Newsmax

ISIS Planning ‘Kill Lists’ of Americans Overseas

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Islamic State jihadists are reportedly gleaning information from social media accounts to build "kill lists" of Americans overseas who can be stalked and targeted outside of a secure location. more...

27th March 2016 – Quoted by Russ Read - The Daily Caller

How Open Borders In Europe Pose A Terror Threat In The US

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Free movement across borders within the European Union aided the perpetrators of the Brussels and Paris terror attacks, and some experts warn terrorists could take advantage of unchecked travel across borders to carry out attacks in the United States. more...

24th March 2016 – The Daily Beast

Operation Hemorrhage: The Terror Plans to Wreck the West’s Economy

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Every European who flies frequently knows the airport in Zaventem, has spent time in the ticketing area that was strewn with blood, limbs, broken glass, battered luggage and other wreckage. more...

23rd March 2016 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin and Sharon Behn - Voice of America

Islamic State Losing Ground, But Not the War

Thomas Joscelyn

While Brussels was reeling from the bloodshed after Islamic State (IS) bombed civilians in the airport and a metro station, Iraqi forces were piling up body bags from multiple suicide bombings across central, western and northern Iraq. more...

22nd March 2016 – Quoted by Lisa Bryant and Katherine Gypson - Voice of America

Explosions Rock Brussels Airport, Metro

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Three explosions rocked Brussels Tuesday morning - two at the airport and one at a metro station in the heart of the Belgian capital, with local media reporting at least 30 people dead and 130 injured. more...

14th March 2016 – Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

Donald Trump wrongly links Ohio campaign event protester to ISIS

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Despite evidence to the contrary, Donald Trump on Sunday morning repeated his charge that a man who rushed at him in Dayton, Ohio, had ISIS affiliations. more...

14th January 2016 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the terror attack in Jakarta. more...

24th June 2015 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

Obama Just Announced a Telling Shift in How the US Handles Hostage Cases

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Today, President Barack Obama announced changes to the US's handling of hostage cases involving American citizens held by terrorist groups. more...

15th June 2015 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - Voice of America

Islamic State Suffering Setbacks in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

A few days ago fighters with Islamic State’s affiliate in Libya were gloating about recent battlefield successes and appeared poised to launch an offensive on oil fields near Sirte, the coastal city they overran last month. But in recent days they suffered two serious reversals. more...

2nd June 2015 – FOX News

America’s Newsroom

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey comments on the Patriot Act legislation. more...


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Senior Fellow and Editor of FDD's Long War Journal

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5th February 2014 - 12:00 PM

Understanding al Qaeda and its Affiliates: A Global Threat or JV Squad?

A Conversation with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Bruce Hoffman, Thomas Joscelyn and Jonathan Schanzer

Speaking about organizations claiming allegiance to al Qaeda, President Barack Obama stated that "if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant." The president’s remarks have sparked yet another debate about whether al Qaeda is weakened, whether it is resurgent, or whether it was ever weakened in the first place.  Has the Arab Spring spawned a surge in jihadism? Are these organizations taking advantage of the new environment in the region, or is the expansion of jihadist groups largely independent of the revolutions? How well is Washington’s current approach to al Qaeda working? If the group is growing despite U.S. efforts, how do we put our policies on the right track?

11th December 2013 - 9:00 AM

Terrorist, Regime and Western Media

The War of Ideas in the Disinformation Age

The Newseum, Washington, DC