A former U.S. intelligence director is warning U.S. intelligence agencies that they are underestimating the intentions and capabilities of Islamic State, a mistake that could potentially leave the country vulnerable to attacks from the extremist organization.

Derek Harvey, a former DIA advisor on Iraq, and later a Pentagon advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan, says that the conclusions being drawn by U.S.read more

 One of Islamic State’s most dangerous weapons is their propaganda campaign, being spread via the internet, social media, and ISIL’s online propaganda magazine, "Dabiq". This propaganda is aimed at establishing the legitimacy of Islamic State’s caliphate, and perhaps more insidiously, to recruit like-minded jihadists to their cause. However, there are underground journalists that are publishing their own works to counter ISIL’s claims, spreading the truth about what is going on inside the caliphate.
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