Homeland chief: Homegrown attacks an increasing threat – KRQE.com

FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson addresses an audience during a forum at John F. Kennedy School of Government on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Bombings in New York and New Jersey, and a stabbing attack in Minnesota the same day, underscore that homegrown attacks inspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the United States as those directed by terrorists, the nation’s Homeland Security chief said. Johnson said the U.S. should be ‘building bridges to diverse communities' to defend the homeland. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Bombings in New York and New Jersey – and a stabbing attack in Minnesota the same day – underscore that homegrown attacks inspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the United States as those directed by terrorists, the nation’s Homeland Security chief says. (read more)

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