US Domestic Terrorism Caseload ‘Exploding’
(Worthy News) – U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies are battling what they describe as a “significant jump” in threats from domestic terrorists, many of whom are acting on their own and motivated by racial animosity or anti-government ideology.
Officials, testifying before lawmakers Tuesday, echoed warnings from earlier this year that the most lethal threats to the United States are homegrown, with white supremacist ideology and personal grievances driving a growing number of so-called lone actors to action.
“Certainly, the domestic terrorism caseload has exploded,” Christopher Wray, director of the FBI told a Senate committee, calling the prevention of terrorist attacks the bureau’s top priority “now and for the foreseeable future.”
“We’ve more than doubled our domestic terrorism caseload, from about 1,000 to about 2,700 investigations,” Wray said of the past 16 to 18 months. “We’ve surged personnel to match more than doubling the number of people working that threat from a year before.” [ Source: VOA News (Read More…) ]