How Do We Prevent the Next Homegrown Terrorist?

Although 9/11 and the threat of attack from al Qaeda and ISIS have shaped recent national responses to terrorism, the history of terrorism in the United States is a long one. Attacks have come from groups and individuals inspired by very different ideologies, pursuing very different goals, in virtually all 50 states. Given these challenges, what is the right terrorism prevention strategy for the federal government?

The Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center examined past and current terrorism prevention efforts in the U.S. and explored policy options to strengthen terrorism prevention going forward. In this briefing, Brian Jackson discusses:

  • The nature of the homeland terrorist threat
  • Past and current terrorism prevention policies, activities, and capabilities
  • Considerations for policymakers and the federal government

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Brian Jackson discusses terrorism prevention strategies for the federal government, the nature of the homeland terrorist threat, past and current terrorism prevention policies, and gives recommendations for policymakers in this Congressional Briefing. 45:10

How Do We Prevent the Next Homegrown Terrorist?

May 3, 2019

Brian Jackson

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