Patrick Skinner

Soufan Group

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Director of Special Projects at the Soufan Group, a strategic security consulting firm; former CIA case officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, before that with US Air Marshals and the US Capitol Police

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Less than 48 hours after some  bombs went off and others were discovered  in New Jersey and New York City, Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested after a shootout in Linden, New Jersey.

New York bombing suspect in custody

Less than 48 hours after some bombs went off and others were discovered in New Jersey and New York City, Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested after a shootout in Linden, New Jersey.

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The US has been killing Islamic State fighters with airstrikes and drones, but now 300 Special Forces are on the ground in Iraq.

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The US has been killing Islamic State fighters with airstrikes and drones, but now 300 Special Forces are on the ground in Iraq.

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In a rare  speech  from the oval office last night, President Obama tried to bolster the morale of Americans.

The Commander in Chief and the Evolution of Terrorism

In a rare speech from the oval office last night, President Obama tried to bolster the morale of Americans.

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