The U.S. faces many threats and challenges in the world today.
Despite the testimony of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stating that the core al Qaeda group in Pakistan has been significantly weakened, the broader al Qaeda network continues to pose a direct threat to U.S. national security.
The Iranian regime is also engaged in efforts to undermine the United States and is pursuing a full-spectrum strategy to influence events in Syria.
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) and the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) have partnered with the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) to provide a series of educational briefings on threats facing the United States today.
ISW and AEI's Critical Threats Project current research portfolios focus broadly on the threats from Iran and from the al Qaeda network, as well as up-to-date assessments on regional conflicts such as the Syrian civil war.