Former Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA Leon Panetta said that we have entered a more aggressive and dangerous chapter concerning the war on terrorism
“I don’t think there’s any question. I think what we’re seeing, as I said, is a much more aggressive chapter and a much more dangerous chapter in terms of the war on terrorism.
"They are engaged in a much more aggressive effort to conduct violence not only in Europe, but I think it’s a matter of time before they direct it at the United States as well. This is a real threat and we’ve got to be prepared to confront that,” Panetta said.