April 23, 2016 · Covert Contact Interviews Intelligence ISIS Terrorism Security Patrick Skinner

How Will ISIS Evolve and How Will Our Response Evolve with Them?

In episode 45 I’m joined again by Patrick Skinner, Director of Special Projects for The Soufan Group. Patrick is a former CIA Case Officer, with a background in federal law enforcement, who specializes in counterterrorism issues.

In this episode we discuss the danger of an Islamic State under pressure and what that threat will look like over the next few months and possibly years. We also look at our approach to counterterrorism more broadly and discuss the many ways in which our understanding of the problem influences the tools we choose to use. Understanding the problem correctly, developing the proper perspective, is the key to long-term success and it doesn’t feel like we’re there just yet.

You can follow Patrick on Twitter @SkinnerPM.

Previous Post: Navigating Massive Technological Change
Next Post: Cutting Through the Hybrid Warfare Hype