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(U) Domestic Violent Extremism Poses Heightened Threat in 2021   [open pdf - 738KB]

From the Executive Summary: "'The IC [intelligence community] assesses that domestic violent extremists (DVEs) who are motivated by a range of ideologies and galvanized by recent political and societal events in the United States pose an elevated threat to the Homeland in 2021.' Enduring DVE motivations pertaining to biases against minority populations and perceived government overreach will almost certainly continue to drive DVE radicalization and mobilization to violence. Newer sociopolitical developments--such as narratives of fraud in the recent general election, the emboldening impact of the violent breach of the US Capitol, conditions related to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, and conspiracy theories promoting violence--will almost certainly spur some DVEs to try to engage in violence this year. [...] 'DVE lone offenders will continue to pose significant detection and disruption challenges because of their capacity for independent radicalization to violence, ability to mobilize discretely, and access to firearms.'"

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