St. Paul, Minn. — Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Minnesota has emerged as an unlikely hub of national security activity.
From 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui's arrest in Minnesota, to the investigation into suspected Twin Cities Somali Americans returning to their homeland to fight for Al-Shabab, this region is being closely monitored for signs of "homegrown terrorism" activity.
- John Radsan: Director of the National Security Forum at William Mitchell College of Law. He was assistant general counsel at the CIA from 2002 - 2004.
- Michael Hurley: President of a national security and counter-terrorism consulting firm Team 3i.
- Jarret Brachman: Assistant professor of security studies at North Dakota State University and the former director of research at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center. He is the author of "Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice."