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(Worthy News)-- The Defense Department joined the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI on Wednesday in warning of the threat of an ISIS attack in the U.S. over the 4th of July holiday weekend, Military.com reported.
"Those who seek to harm this nation take no holiday," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said at a Pentagon press briefing with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey.
Dempsey said U.S. bases nationwide were on higher alert, and Carter said that "some of our service members will be hard at work" over the weekend to deter the threat, without specifying what would be involved. --Source
War with Isis: US on high alert as it investigates hundreds of links to terror group across 50 states
The US is currently investigating hundreds of cases with possible links to Isis across all 50 states in the country, according to a senior official.
There have been no major attacks linked with Isis in the US, but John Carlin, Assistant US Attorney General of the National Security Division, said the country is on heightened alert. In the last two weeks, 10 individuals have been arrested over terrorism cases.
“[Isis] wants individuals to conduct attacks inside the US and they are doing everything they can to achieve that goal”, said Mr Carlin during a visit to London. --Source