Counterterrorism officers must stop Islamist threats, as they did after 9/11

As a retired NYPD Inspector who spent roughly 15 years working counterterrorism, I saw the threats to the homeland wax and wane over my career. For some time now – and certainly since January 6th – our domestic intelligence agencies have focused heavily on what’s euphemistically called, “homegrown violent extremists.”


hile this term sounds expansive, in practice it has meant a politically motivated preference for monitoring right-wing groups that ostensibly present what President Joe Biden has called, an “existential crisis.” T


e focus on these groups has been a luxury belief of Washington elites made possible only by the cessation of

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