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Near Miss: Lessons From the ISIS Plot to Blow Up the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria | Daily Beast
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Near Miss: Lessons From the ISIS Plot to Blow Up the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria | Daily Beast

In the middle of last month, the country’s spy agency, Department of State Services (DSS), reported that it had thwarted plans by five “ISIS-linked Boko Haram members” to attack the embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

You might have missed those headlines: They’re the kind that show up for a few minutes on the crawl at the bottom of the screen on news networks, then just disappear. Thwarted plots and failed attacks don’t grab the world’s attention. But they can tell us a lot about groups that have the strategy and skills to carry out major attacks, and just need a little more luck to deliver an atrocity.

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