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23rd September 2014 – Quoted by Rosie Gray - Buzzfeed

How “Khorasan” Went From Nowhere To The Biggest Threat To The U.S.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

An Al-Qaeda-connected group that the Obama administration has targeted with airstrikes alongside ISIS was almost totally unknown to the American public until the U.S. started bombing them, though sources say the group has been known to the administration and to Congress for some time. more...

23rd September 2014 – Quoted by Eli Lake - The Daily Beast

Al Qaeda Plotters in Syria ‘Went Dark,’ U.S. Spies Say

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

U.S. intelligence agencies learned this summer of a plot from al Qaeda veterans in Syria to attack European and American airplanes. Then the Khorasan Group went dark. more...

20th September 2014 – Quoted by I24News

Qaida Tunisia Offshoot Offers Backing to IS

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

An Al-Qaeda-linked Tunisian group has offered backing to the Islamic State organisation that has overrun chunks of Iraq and Syria, becoming the third jihadist group to do so this week, a US-based monitor says. more...

19th September 2014 – Fox News

Happening Now

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross shares his perspective on the vulnerabilities of Islamic State. more...

19th September 2014 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the latest video from IS. more...

19th September 2014 – AM 1130 - Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Up & At ‘Em

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross warns of the dangers of arming Syrian rebels. more...

18th September 2014 – Quoted by Louis Jacobson -

Have Three Detainees Swapped for Bowe Bergdahl Now Joined ISIS?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A reader recently sent us a link to a rather startling claim -- that three of the five Guantanamo detainees released by the United States in late May in exchange for Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl have now taken up arms for the Islamic State. more...

18th September 2014 – 104.1 KQTH - Tucson, AZ

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the latest video released by IS. more...

18th September 2014 – Quoted by Deborah Haynes - The Times of London

Jihadist in Beheading Video May Have Taken Drugs

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The militant who boasted in a video of beheading the British hostage David Haines slurred his words, in a sign that he may have been intoxicated or stressed, scientific analysis of his voice has suggested. more...

17th September 2014 – CNN

The Situation Room

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross analyzes IS's latest recruitment video release. more...

17th September 2014 – War on the Rocks

The Islamic State’s Vulnerability

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As the U.S. military joins with its allies and temporarily-aligned enemies to fulfill President Obama’s promise to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the self-proclaimed caliphate that spans portions of Iraq and Syria, it’s worth understanding the vulnerability of that foe. more...

11th September 2014 – Quoted by Daniel Solomon - Al Jazeera America

Boko Haram’s Predatory State Within a Predatory State

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has cemented its control over several villages and towns in the country’s contested northeast in renewed attacks over the past few weeks. On Sept. 7, Boko Haram fighters took control of Michika, a trading hub near Nigeria’s border with Cameroon. more...

10th September 2014 – BZ Berlin

US-Sicherheitsberater warnt “Al-Qaida ist die größere strategische Gefahr”

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

13 Jahre nach den Anschlägen vom 11. September ist der Islamismus alles andere als besiegt. more...

10th September 2014 – Quoted by Tim Lister - CNN

Al Qaeda Battles ISIS For Global Jihadist Leadership

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Thomas Joscelyn

One man more interested than most in what President Barack Obama will have to say in his address to the nation Wednesday night is al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. more...

10th September 2014 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

ISIS Doesn’t Have Much Of An Ability To Strike The Continental US — At Least For Now

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Tonight, President Barack Obama will lay out a strategy for countering the rise of ISIS in a prime-time address from the White House. more...

10th September 2014 – Interviewed by Björn Stritzel - B.Z.

Al-Qaida ist die größere strategische Gefahr

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9th September 2014 – 104.1 KQTH, Tucson

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses what President Obama might say in his upcoming speech on ISIS. more...

9th September 2014 – Quoted by Jeff Schogol - Army Times

13 Years After Sept. 11, Jihadists Control More Territory

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Three years ago, the U.S. killed Osama bin Laden and it looked like al-Qaida was on the ropes. more...

5th September 2014 – Quoted by Indrani Bagchi - The Economic Times

Al-Qaida Still a Clear and Present Danger

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A quarter of a century since it came into existence and 15 years after the al-Qaida burst on the scene with the spectacular bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, the outfit continues to be the most powerful driver of global terror. more...

5th September 2014 – CNN

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the structure of the Islamic State. more...