ABSTRACT

Department of Homeland Security Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Executive Summary: "The United States faces an increasingly complex, and evolving, threat of terrorism and targeted violence. [...] The Department has experienced clear successes in its mission to thwart foreign terrorist enemies. We have denied them entry, stopping them at our border or even before they reach it. We have integrated and supported the efforts of Federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, and international partners, gathering and sharing information and intelligence, and providing the resources they require to counter terrorism in their areas of responsibility. We have strengthened our communities. As a Nation, we are more resilient than ever. [...] This Strategic Framework outlines the Department's vision for reinvesting in programs and efforts that have enhanced our security, while incorporating key strategic changes that will allow us to address the threats we currently face. In addition to addressing terrorism, this Strategic Framework encompasses targeted violence, such as attacks on schools, house of worship, public spaces, and transportation systems, and other forms of racially, ethnically, and religiously motivated violence that can overlap and intersect with terrorism. The Strategy recognizes the critical role advances in technology have played in facilitating the spread, evolution, and interaction of violent ideologies and narratives of personal grievance, and the subsequent security implications, both for the Homeland and around the world."

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2019-09
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Public Domain
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Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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