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Intel Director Clapper: US Vulnerable to Europe-Style ISIS Attacks

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By    |   Wednesday, 04 May 2016 11:44 AM

ISIS could pull off a deadly Paris-style attack in the United States by using local terror cells to target multiple locations simultaneously, according to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

In an interview with CNN, the nation's top intelligence official concedes the jihadist militants "do have that capacity."

"That's something we worry about a lot in the United States, that they could conjure up a raid like they did in Paris or Brussels," he said, referring to last November's attacks in Paris that killed at least 130, and the strike in March that left 32 dead.

And, like those assaults, Clapper predicted that any attack by ISIS in the United States would "either infiltrate people or incite people who are already here."

"We've already seen some cases of that," he said referring to the December shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., by a husband-wife terror team.

ISIS leaders wouldn't necessarily guide their terror adherents to a specific target, he tells CNN.

"That's apparently not exactly their modus operandi," he said. "It's more general, strategic guidance, and then let the local cell figure out how to achieve the objectives."

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