Secretary of State John Kerry delivers an opening statement prior to his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the State Department's budget.
Kerry said despite ISIS, Americans are living in a period of less daily threats against the U.S. His statement comes on the same day three men were arrested in New York City for allegedly conspiring to support ISIS.
According to the criminal complaint, one of the defendants offered to kill President Obama if ordered to do so.
SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY: And frankly – and last thing, this is counterintuitive but it’s true: Our citizens, our world today is actually, despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are, we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally— less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century. And so even the concept of state war has changed in many people’s minds, and we’re seeing now more asymmetrical kinds of struggles.