Shillman Fellow and Director of Clarion Intelligence Network Ryan Mauro warns the US intel community to get its act together or we are in store for further disasters (watch video below).
While details are still forthcoming about the recent shooting attack at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas, preliminary reports show the attacker most likely was a supporter of Salafi-jihadist ideology. Social media accounts linked to the shooter showed posts supporting ISIS and al-Qaeda.
How could such a major intel flaw happen just a few months after the one that facilitated the deadly attack by a Saudi student at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida last December?
With the cracking of the Saudi student’s iPhones by federal authorities last week, we now know that the Saudi was radicalized in 2015 and specifically joined the Saudi military in order to carry out an attack.
Yet he was allowed into the U.S. After the attack, all the other Saudi students at the naval station were vetted and 21 were deported.