Terror: United States Faces ‘Highest Threat Level’
The United States is now facing the highest threat level the country has ever seen, according to the House Intelligence Committee.
The danger is coming from a surge of young people supporting radical groups, and foreign fighters joining the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. There is fear that these fighters may return home and carry out attacks within the United States.
Several Americans have already been charged with sympathizing with the Islamic State. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said that young people are becoming radicalized through Internet media such as chat rooms.
Jihadist radical groups have been successful in using social media to gain a following. Nunes explained that such avenues are very difficult to track, and the U.S. is not prepared for it.