May 27th, 2010
06:58 AM ET
4 years ago

Homegrown terrorist threat to be part of National Security Strategy

 National Security Adviser John Brennan, the president's chief counterterrorism adviser.
National Security Adviser John Brennan, the president's chief counterterrorism adviser.

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration unveils its National Security Strategy on Thursday and it will be the first time a president explicitly recognizes the threat posed to the country by radicalized individuals at home, the president's chief counterterrorism adviser said.

The security strategy acts as a blueprint for how a White House administration intends to protect Americans. In the past, it has focused mostly on international threats.

But a spate of terror-related plots in the United States recently prompted the Obama administration to include homegrown terrorism in the document, National Security Adviser John Brennan said Wednesday.

Homegrown terrorism represents a new phase of the terrorist threat, he said.

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