Wippl in The Boston Herald on ISIS Deserters


Joseph Wippl, Professor of the Practice of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently interviewed on the threat that Islamic State (ISIS) deserters could pose to Europe. 

Wippl was quoted in an October 19, 2016 article in The Boston Herald entitled “ISIS Deserters Could Pose Threat to Europe.”

From the text of the article:

Boston University professor Joseph Wippl, a former CIA officer, told the Herald a flood of returning fighters “has been the fear of all these European countries and undoubtedly the reason these security services are tearing their hair out.”

“That caution is warranted simply by the number of people who went there and are going to try to scurry back,” Wippl said. “They come back, they could be radicalized. They know how to use weapons. They know how to use explosives. They know how to engage in cell activity, as the cell that engaged in the Paris attacks. They’ve gotten a lot of good old-fashioned experience.”

You can read the entire article here.

Wippl is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer. He spent a 30 year career as an operations officer in the National Clandestine Service (NCS). Wippl has served overseas as an operations officer and operations manager in Bonn, West Germany; Guatemala City; Luxembourg; Madrid, Spain; Mexico City; Vienna, Austria; and Berlin, Germany. Learn more about him here.