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Arrests Demonstrate Global Nature of Terrorism

Last month the FBI arrested two individuals suspected of collaborating on terrorism plots at a Chicago Airport. One of the alleged plots involved killing two journalists. The other involved scouting potential targets for bombings. However, the two targeted journalists were not Americans, but Danish reporters, and the potential targets for bombing were not American cities, but in India.

The chairman of the Homeland Subcommittee on Intelligence, Jane Harman, responded to the arrests. “We’ve been looking for people who want to attack us, whether foreign or U.S. persons, in the United States. We haven’t really been looking at U.S. persons who want to attack other countries.” The arrests raise new concerns about what counter-terrorism officials should be looking for and the United State’s role in combating global terrorism.

Read More at the Washington Post.


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