Robert McFaddden Quoted on Fox News: Terror Attack, Threats of More Violence Raise Security Questions for Obama’s Kenya Visit
April 7, 2015

Terror Attack, Threats of More Violence Raise Security Questions for Obama’s Kenya Visit

Fox News
By: Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

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Al-Shabaab’s deadly attack last week in Kenya, and threats of more to come, raise new security questions for President Obama’s planned trip to the East African country this summer – though the White House so far is making no changes to the schedule…

Robert McFadden, senior vice president and counterterrorism analyst with The Soufan Group who served as a chief investigator for Naval Criminal Investigative Service after the USS Cole bombing by Al Qaeda in 2000, told FoxNews.com that it “would absolutely be a goal for any violent extremist anywhere” to disrupt an American president’s visit.

“But there is a big delta between what [terrorists] would like to do and its capability and its capacity,” he added.

He believes that Kenyan security forces – though criticized for their response in the Westgate Mall attack – are robust enough to meet the challenge of securing Nairobi ahead of the July conference, which will also host a number of international dignitaries and industry leaders. Those forces already have launched attacks against al-Shabaab positions in Somalia after the college massacre.

“The Kenyan government has a good handle on the security posture, but will also be augmented by the full capabilities of the United States,” McFadden said. Further…

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