U.S. eyes ways to toughen fight against domestic extremists
The government shifted its focus to international terrorism after al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001.
But in recent years anti-government activists, like those who occupied a wildlife preserve in eastern Oregon last month, have regained prominence.
Bear in mind that some of those ‘domestic terrorists” they’re talking about are the Hammonds, who were convicted under terrorism statute for losing control of a prescribed burn. And the ‘domestic terrorists’ in the NWR have only been charged, at the last report I saw, interfering with law enforcement.