Terrorist Threats Not Always The Usual Suspects

| Mitch Silber
Mitch Silber
Former Director of Analysis, NYPD

New York State has convicted a white supremacist as a ‘terrorist’ for the first time in its history.  James Harris Jackson was convicted for the murder of Timothy Caughman, a 66-year-old African American man, in what has been classified as a hate crime.  Jackson pled guilty Tuesday to the charge of Murder in the First Degree in the Furtherance of an Act of Terrorism.

Cipher Brief Expert and Former NYPD Director of Analysis, Mitch Silber, who is also the author of The Al Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West, writes that extreme right-wing violence (XRW) is something that needs more attention from U.S. counterterrorism authorities.

The Cipher Brief spoke with Silber about what he sees as the most-pressing terrorist threats facing the U.S. both at home and abroad.

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The Author is Mitch Silber

Mitch Silber is the Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. He served as the Director of Intelligence Analysis for the New York Police Department.  In that capacity, he created a deep web, dark net cyber intelligence unit that focused on terrorism threats to New York City. He has presented on behalf of the NYPD at the White House, National Security Council, CIA, FBI, and National Counter Terrorism Center and testified before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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