• Jeh Johnson: ‘We have to anticipate the next attack, not the last one.’

    (Photo Credit: Daniel Bayer/The Aspen Institute)

    BY: Guest Author

    In a candid conversation at the 2016 Aspen Security Forum, US Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson spoke about the new style of terrorist attacks, the importance of improving relations with Muslim communities in the US, and more.

    Read below for highlights from on and off the stage, and watch video of the full discussion.

    The new style of terrorist attacks in the US and Europe:

    “[Terrorism] is becoming increasingly complex.”

    Johnson on the three types of terrorist attacks:

    1. Terrorist inspired attacks
    2. Terrorist validated attacks
    3. Terrorist enabled attacks

    “The thing that most keeps me up at night is the next Orlando, San Bernadino type attack by someone who has radicalized in secret. I believe that we’re going to be at this for a while, addressing these types of events.” -Jeh Johnson

    Muslim communities in the US:

    “My public service is the thing I’m most proud of.”

    Tags : Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson

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