ISIS Is an Unproven Threat to the US

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Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about the threat posed to the US from the militant group ISIS.

August 12, 2014, Dartmouth Now

In a story about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Jake Tapper ’91, host of CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, turns to Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin for comment about the threat posed by the militant group.

Benjamin, the Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of Dartmouth’s John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and the former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department, tells Tapper that ISIS poses “an unproven threat” to the U.S. “It’s a big concern, but at the moment, there is no proven record of out-of-area activities, no demonstrated ability to carry out attacks, and if I had to say who the next attack was going to be carried out by, it wouldn’t be ISIS.”

Watch the full story, broadcast 8/11/14 on CNN.

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Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about the threat posed to the US from the militant group ISIS.

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