Associated Press (21 Feb 10)
WASHINGTON – Americans who turn to terrorism and plot against the U.S. are now as big a concern as international terrorists, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday.
In the last year, Napolitano said, she’s witnessed a movement from international extremism to domestic extremism—cases in which Americans radicalized and decided to plot attacks against the country.
“What really is it that draws a young person being raised in the United States to want to go and be at a camp in Yemen and then come back to the United States with the idea of committing harm within the United States?” Napolitano asked without citing specific cases. “Where in that person’s formulation is there an opportunity to break that cycle?”
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