January 21, 2023
Brick Store Museum Program Center
4 Dane Street, Kennebunk, ME
“The Continuing Threat of
Jihadi Terrorism to USA?”
The increasing threat of terrorism in our country will be the topic of the January 21st
meeting of the Maine Chapter of the Association of Former
Intelligence Officers as presented by
Over the past decade, the terrorist threat has definitely
evolved. National security professionals voice increasing
concerns about polarization and domestic extremist
movements, while evidence ranging from Afghanistan to Africa suggests that the
threat of jihadism that occupied the U.S. for more than two decades is anything but
dead. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, an internationally recognized expert on jihadist
terrorism, was also the author of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s 2019
Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence, an acclaimed
document that reoriented the Department’s focus to recognition of the rising
domestic terrorist threat. He will provide a comprehensive account of current
terrorist threats and what we should do to address them.
Dr. Gartenstein-Ross has special expertise on Al Qaeda, domestic extremism, the
Islamic State, Jihadism, Libya, and Tunisia. He has crafted strategic plans for
counter terrorism, and he has given extensive training and lectures both in the U.S.
and across the globe in addition to authoring many books and articles.
The January 21st session is the latest in a series of discussions relating to the
importance of intelligence in current public affairs. The AFIO meeting is open to the
public and will begin at 2 p.m. at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, which is
behind the Museum at 4 Dane Street, Kennebunk. A question period will follow the
January 2023 AFIO Meeting
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