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In the Face of the Right-Wing Threat, an Epic US Intelligence Failure

In the Face of the Right-Wing Threat, an Epic US Intelligence Failure

The failed coup of January 6, writes journalist Joe Conason, “illuminated the national landscape like a flash of lightning. It is now clear even to those who have pretended otherwise that Trump himself represents a grave danger to national security.” And yet as this danger gathered, U.S. domestic intelligence agencies–namely  the Department of Homeland Security...

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DHS Report: White Supremacists Are the Biggest Terror Threat

DHS Report: White Supremacists Are the Biggest Terror Threat

Last month, Russ Travers, the former head of the National Counterterrorism Center, told Yahoo News he would not be surprised if right-wing domestic terrorist groups stage attacks in the United States around this November’s presidential election. Now POLITICO reports that a draft Department of Homeland Security reports that “white supremacists” pose the biggest terrorist threat...

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DHS Analysts: Trump Defeat May Trigger Right-Wing Terror 

DHS Analysts: Trump Defeat May Trigger Right-Wing Terror 

An Aug. 17 Department of Homeland Security analysis also warns of possible election-related attacks. “We assess ideologically-motivated violent extremists and other violent actors could quickly mobilize to threaten or engage in violence against election or campaign-related targets in response to perceived partisan and policy-based grievances,” says the document, which was obtained by Yahoo News. While...

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DHS Reassigns Official Following Intelligence Reports On Journalists

DHS Reassigns Official Following Intelligence Reports On Journalists

The norm that the U.S. government shouldn’t collect intelligence on a free press still has some force, it seems. Brian Murphy’s removal fuels criticism around the DHS, which has been under heavy scrutiny in recent weeks for its use of federal officers at Portland protests. Agents from various divisions within the department were deployed to...

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