During an interview with Fox 7 Austin, ISP Director Steve Slick outlined several ways in which the U.S. and the world need to reconsider their intelligence and security policies in responding to the threat of ISIS.
Slick identified EU border security, the screening of refugees, and international cooperation of intelligence sharing as the key gaps in current policies.
Slick stated that, in light of ISIS taking credit for the recent bombing of a Russian passenger plane, bombings in Beirut, and the coordinated attacks in Paris, the terrorist group represents a serious and significant threat to the U.S. The EU in particular will need to reconsider its policies for border control and the vetting of refugees from Syria, as well coordinate intelligence intiatives within the region. Slick pointed out that Syria presents a highly complex problem as geopolitics come into play in regards to the removal of President Bashar al-Assad and the use of military actions against ISIS.