Domestic Terrorism Updated!
Terrorism describes any use of violence, intimidation, or coercion to achieve political or ideological gains. In the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are the primary government agencies responsible for addressing domestic terrorism. The FBI defines domestic terrorism as "violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature." The DHS definition more broadly describes domestic terrorism "any act of unlawful violence that is dangerous to human life or potentially destructive of critical infrastructure or key resources." If such actions are taken or influenced by forces outside of a nation's borders, they are...Read more