Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Subject: SITUATIONAL AWARENESS – 01DEC14: (INITIAL) FBI Bulletin to Current and Former Military Members, Nationwide, DTG 01DEC14 / 1318 EST
Incident or Event Details:
- The FBI is advising current and former members of the military to review their social media accounts to avoid posts that might attract attention from the group calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and its supporters.
- The FBI and DHS notes that the Islamic State group already has publicly encouraged attacks against law enforcement and military service members.
- The bulletin includes a concern that ISIS members are “spotting and assessing” individuals in the U.S. who they believe may be interested in carrying out attacks on US soil against members of the U.S. military.
Allison K. Calabro
Acting VBA VSO Liaison
Benefits Assistance Service l 1722 Eye Street, 6th Floor l Washington, DC 20006
Veterans Benefits Administration l (202) 530-9437