The Domestic Terrorist Threat: Background and Issues for Congress

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This report provides background regarding domestic terrorists — detailing what constitutes the domestic terrorism threat as suggested by publicly available U.S. government sources. It illustrates some of the key factors involved in assessing this threat and concludes by examining potential issues for Congress. This report does not discuss in detail either violent jihadist-inspired terrorism or the federal government's role in counterterrorism investigations.

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Bjelopera, Jerome P. January 17, 2013.

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This report provides background regarding domestic terrorists — detailing what constitutes the domestic terrorism threat as suggested by publicly available U.S. government sources. It illustrates some of the key factors involved in assessing this threat and concludes by examining potential issues for Congress. This report does not discuss in detail either violent jihadist-inspired terrorism or the federal government's role in counterterrorism investigations.

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  • January 17, 2013

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Bjelopera, Jerome P. The Domestic Terrorist Threat: Background and Issues for Congress, report, January 17, 2013; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc462065/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.