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Professional Terrorists Are Still the Greater Threat

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Nov 16, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
The damage that professionally trained terrorists can inflict makes them a far more dangerous threat than grassroots attackers who have no training.
(THIERRY CHESNOT/Getty Images)

At Stratfor, I have long argued that grassroots jihadists pose a persistent and deadly threat. Indeed, I have warned for many years of the vulnerability of soft targets to these terrorists armed with simple weapons. However, I disagree that those attacks pose the "greatest" threat to the Unites States -- or the rest of the world for that matter. The danger from professional terrorists is far greater....

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