September 22nd, 2010
11:16 AM ET

Security officials: Terror threat against America diversifying

The terrorism threat against the United States has evolved, with homegrown terrorists and a greater diversity in the scope and methods of attack making it more difficult to prevent them, top security officials told a Senate committee Wednesday.

"It is diversifying in terms of sources; it is diversifying in terms of tactics," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. "The results of these changing
tactics are fewer opportunities to detect and disrupt plots."

The hearing focused on the terrorism threat in the nine years since the September 11, 2001 attacks by al Qaeda on the United States.

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  1. Numbaoneballa

    I'm not afraid of terrorism any more than I am of tornados and meteorites. It's not worth changing essential american ideals over.

    September 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jim Brieske

    This Janet Nepolitano should not be in charge of Homeland Security or anything, actually. To include militias as a security threat to all Americans is ridiculous. The only people who need to fear the militias is the president and his administration.
    The American people need to greatly fear foreign Muslim, Islamic terrorists. Because while these imbeciles like Janet whatever are busy having a bunch of rednecks surveilanced, the real terrorists are gonna cross the Mexican border. Enter many public elementary schools and cut off the heads of children while the cameras are rolling. What's to stop them? One police officer at each school? Look what happened in Russia.
    My advice is for Homeland Security to quit worrying about the excuse they will use (oh if we wouldn't have had to monitor the Christians and their militias, we could have prevented this terrorist attack by being able to use all our resourses) after we are attacked by foreign terrorists.
    We are going to be attacked by them. The question is, How?
    jim

    September 22, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ed Says Homeland Security needs more tissue paper!

      Not enough to CYA homeland security? Over used orange and yellow alerts....mmm, need another scape goat??? Let see, blame the home-grown, sophisticated terrorist...they have the ability and means to undermine homeland-ops...if that don't work blame the squirrels hunting nuts or pigeon droppings...who watches birds or rats with furry tails...of course you would need a new color alert for urban animal threats...mmm....can you see the color brown on the news ticket moving across the screen?

      September 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. come on

    i agree lets keep terrorism filed away with al quaeda. they have proven to be consistent. they are masterminds like lex luthor.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. warning

    I blame a weak muslim president obama that allow iraqis,aghans,muslims and illegals freely into this country and does not enforce our immigrantion laws.what the point of fighting in iraq and aghan.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. warning

    Our security is bad because we allow anyone here and we protect them from deportation.our government needs change,why are we pay and have the CIA,FBI,boarder patrol, homeland, and president doing?nothing!big government, wasted trillions of dollars,two wars lost, and soldiers dead??for nothing!small gov I agree with tea party.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. warning

    Sad we invade iraqi for nothing thanks to stupid bush.thanks to stupid obama iraqs and muslims are coming here as refugees.obama needs to be voted out after saying,we are going to give more free money to poor countries.great we going into debt,high taxes help irresponible people having kids in other countries.who going to give us money when we become poor and a third world country

    September 23, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. warning

    Great idiot obama pledging taxpayers money to other countries.i remember we are in recession,high unemployment,people losing ther homes an we are trillions of dollars in debt.who is going to pay for this aid?higher taxes for amreicans??he needs to focus in helping and taking care of americns taxpayers.he is really out of touch with voters.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. scandor

    so none of these people came here during previous administrations? weird it just seems like yesterday good ole GW Bush was showin his good buddies the taliban around crawfordsville.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. dude

    Yea, I hear good ole bush is responsible for the egg recall too! U guys spin off into the weeds faster than a 10 year old drivin his papa's car

    September 23, 2010 at 6:32 am | Report abuse | Reply

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