US Has 1,000 Open ISIS Investigations But a Steep Drop in Prosecutions


Karen Greenberg was quoted in a CNN article about the changing dynamics of terror threats in the United States.

FBI Director Christopher Wray described the changing dynamics of the ISIS threat on Capitol Hill in December.

“The good news is the caliphate is crumbling, and that’s positive for all of us,” Wray said during a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing. “The bad news is, ISIS is encouraging some of its recruits and potential recruits to stay where they are and commit attacks right in the homeland.”


“It’s surprising,” said Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law. “The question is what does it mean? Does it mean the war on terror has moved beyond ISIS? I think the public is confused. The public is asking, ‘Where exactly do we stand?’

“The good news is that maybe the threat is less and that’s what we’re learning. The bad news: Is the threat less or are we handling it in other ways? We only know what the government decides to tell us.”


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