Most In-Depth Report on Al-Qaeda Terrorism in the U.S. to be Released Feb. 26 by The Henry Jackson Society

Former Director of the CIA and NSA Gen. Michael Hayden and report author Robin Simcox will speak at the event being held 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 1800 K Street, N.W. The report is the most in-depth study of al-Qaeda terrorism in the United States ever to be published and similar reports from the Henry Jackson Society focused on the U.K. have been used by the British government in formulating national counterterrorism and counter-radicalization strategy.

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Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 25, 2013

The most in-depth study of al-Qaeda terrorism in the United States ever to be published will be released by the UK-based think tank The Henry Jackson Society at an event on Feb. 26, 2013. Former Director of the CIA and the NSA Gen. Michael Hayden and report author Robin Simcox will speak at the launch event, which is open to the press and being held 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 1800 K Street, N.W. Both Hayden and Simcox will be available immediately following the event to take questions from the media.

The report, entitled Al-Qaeda in the United States: A Complete Analysis of Terrorism Offenses is a 700-page publication by Henry Jackson Society Research Fellow Robin Simcox, featuring a foreword by General Hayden. The report provides a full analysis of all those convicted of al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda-inspired terrorism in U.S. courts (federal and military) or who committed suicide attacks on U.S. soil between 1997 and 2011.

In addition to profiling all 171 individuals convicted or killed carrying out the attacks, the report includes a comprehensive statistical breakdown and analysis of key trends. The report examines the nationality, age, religious conversion, place of residence and education levels of each perpetrator. It also analyzes the type of charge, the role of each individual offender, connections to terrorist networks and whether the individual had terrorist training and/or combat experience.

Simcox, who specializes in al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda-inspired terrorism, previously authored Islamist Terrorism: The British Connections, the most comprehensive study ever produced on worldwide connections of Islamist terrorism to Britain. The two versions of the report (2010 and 2011) have been used by the British government in formulating national counterterrorism and counter-radicalization strategy. In 2011 alone, Islamist Terrorism: The British Connections was extensively referenced in three major British government reviews of counterterrorism and extremism.

Credentialed journalists interested in attending should R.S.V.P. ahead of time by emailing Ryan Sickles of CSIS at rsickles(at)csis(dot)org.


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