publication . Thesis . 2014

The emerging threat of domestic terrorism: a systematic review of evolving needs, threats, and opportunities

Wright, Lynn M.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2014
  • Publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Abstract
The domestic terrorist threat in the United States is active and complex, with ongoing threats from violent left- and right-wing extremist groups, and radicalization and recruitment efforts by international terrorist groups. In response, domestic intelligence agencies, at all levels of government, have instituted reforms and improvements since 9/11, but there are still gaps in information-sharing and community engagement. For example, a review of the Boston Marathon bombings uncovered that important risk-based information was not shared with local law enforcement. Concerning domestic terrorism, the United States may, once again, be failing to connect the dots. T...
Subjects
free text keywords: domestic terror, lone wolf, intelligence, counterterrorism, counter-radicalization, fusion centers, suspicious activity reporting, national intelligence estimate
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