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

Homegrown terrorist threat to be part of National Security Strategy

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/05/27/art.brennan.0527y.gi.jpg caption =" 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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