DHS Secretary Worried About Attack
The recent rise in arrests of suspected terrorists worries Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security. “The fact is that home-based terrorism is here. And like violent extremism abroad, it is now part of the threat picture that we must confront,” Napolitano said. “Individuals sympathetic to al-Qaeda and its affiliates, as well as those inspired by their ideology, are present in the U.S., and would like to attack the homeland or plot overseas attacks against our interests abroad.”
Napolitano sited several recent arrests including Najibullah Zazi which is the “first concrete” case of al-Qaeda being on U.S. soil since the September 11 attacks. The remarks come off the heels of President Obama’s announcement to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in part to weed out al-Qaeda.
Read more at the Washington Post.