White House Unveils Strategy To Tackle Domestic Terrorism
Washington: In a bid to tackle domestic terrorism, US President Joe Biden on Tuesday directed his national security team to lead a 100-day comprehensive review of government efforts to address domestic terrorism and released the first-ever ‘National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism.
A wide array of experts across the US government as well as with leaders in Congress, state and local governments, academia, civil society, religious communities, and foreign governments have been consulted by the Biden Administration to develop a government-wide strategy to counter domestic terrorists.
“Throughout the process, we embraced the protection of civil rights and civil liberties as a national security imperative. The strategy we are releasing today is carefully tailored to address violence and reduce the factors that lead to violence, threaten public safety, and infringe on the free expression of ideas,” said the White House in a statement.
Drawing on the expertise of a variety of departments and agencies, the US government has revamped support to community partners who can help to prevent individuals from ever reaching the point of committing terrorist violence, said the White House.
“Every component of the government has a role to play in rooting out racism and bigotry and advancing equity for all Americans.
The U.S. Government, in close partnership with civil society, will address the long-term contributors that are responsible for much of today’s domestic terrorism.
This includes reducing and protecting Americans from racial, ethnic, and religious hatred, and stemming the flow of firearms to individuals intending to commit acts of domestic terrorism,” said the White House.