Domestic Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Threat Overview
- 23 pages
- For Official Use Only
- July 2008
The use of IEDs represents the most likely domestic threat to the United States, our citizens, and way of life.
- IED attacks remain the primary tactic for terrorists seeking relatively uncomplicated, inexpensive means for inflicting mass casualties and maximum damage.
- Continued global terror attacks, along with IED use in Iraq and Afghanistan, have shown that the threat is adaptive and difficult to counter.
- The latest National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) and information obtained from TRIPwire jihadi exploitation indicates continued terrorist intent to attack the homeland.