Former Homeland Security Sec. Tom Ridge On Latest ISIS Threat

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI on Monday sent out the strongest warning to date about threats the Islamic State poses to the United States.

They warned law enforcement and intelligence personnel to be ready for a possible domestic attack. The threats stem from two separate incidents in Canada this past October.

The former governor of Pennsylvania and the first director of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, joined The KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about this latest threat, cyber threats, and what he feels has made it all possible.

Asked if most people now just ignore these types of warnings, Ridge says, “I certainly hope not.” He adds though, that the threat shouldn’t be news, “to the military, journalists, and those who have been paying the least bit of attention to what’s going on in the world.”


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