The Department of Homeland Security listed family extremism as a “national priority area” for the first time this year.
Washington state -The Biden administration is stepping up its efforts to combat domestic extremism, increase funds to prevent attacks, weigh historical strategies used against foreign terrorist groups, and publicly warn the public about the threat.
Trying to deal with the hidden dangers of white supremacists and militia more decisively is a shift in the pressure exerted by President Donald J. Trump on federal agencies. Although the police authorities have reached a conclusion, they have transferred resources to combat anti-laws. Movement and left-wing organizations. Until now, violence by the right-wing and militias has been a more serious threat.
President Biden’s approach continues with slow recognition, especially after the Capitol riots on January 6, the federal government needs to invest more energy and money after 20 years of foreign terrorist attacks. To track and prevent threats from within the United States. Security priority.
In an intelligence report submitted to Congress last month, the Obama administration referred to white supremacists and militia groups as the greatest national security threat. The White House is also discussing the possibility of new national terrorism legislation and executive orders with members of Congress to update the standards of the terrorism watch list to potentially include more local extremists.
The Department of Homeland Security has begun reviewing how it handles domestic extremism. The department listed family extremism as a “national priority area” for the first time this year, requiring 7.5% of the billion-dollar grant funds to be used to combat it.
According to senior administrative officials, Biden has strengthened a team focused on internal extremism in the National Security Council, which has dried up in the past four years, appointing officials from the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the National Counter-Terrorism Center.
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, who assisted in the investigation of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombings, said the Department of Justice will also prioritize national extremism.
FBI agents have dealt with family extremism cases for many years. However, the renewed focus of high-level government is a major change, especially when the government strives to resolve the issue of whether current strategies and resources are sufficient to prevent future attacks.