NSC announces plan to combat domestic terror

National Security Council sign at Eisenhower Executive Office Building
National Security Council sign at Eisenhower Executive Office Building

The National Security Council on Tuesday unveiled plan to share intelligence within law enforcement agencies and working with tech companies to eliminate certain content online. It’s part of the Biden administration’s plan to prevent domestic terrorism in the United States.

What prompted this? Attorney General Merrick Garland told reporters Tuesday that “domestic violent extremists pose an elevated threat to the homeland in 2021.”

A recent report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence stated that white supremacist groups and anti-government militias pose the highest risk.

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Garland said the president’s budget request for the next fiscal year will seek $100 million dollars in funding for the Justice Department to counter domestic extremist threats.

This story originally appeared in WORLD. © 2021, reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.

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