In his first testimony to Congress, newly-confirmed FBI Director Christopher Wray said that the FBI has 1,000 domestic terrorism investigations currently open, including threats from white supremacist groups and individuals. He also said that the bureau is investigating roughly the same number of threats from individuals and groups linked to …
The 9/11 terrorist attacks resulted in the largest number of deaths in the United States caused by violent extremism, the GAO report said. About 3,000 people were killed in the attacks. Since then — from Sept. 12, 2001, to Dec. 31, 2016 — there have been 85 attacks in the country by violent extremists resulting in 225 deaths.
Protecting the United States from terrorist attacks is the FBI’s number one priority.
Terrorist attacks and related incidents in the United States complied by Wm. Robert Johnston last updated 24 March 2018 Note: table includes terrorist events causing fatalities, incidents involving unconventional weapons, politically-motivated murders, and other incidents of political or methodological significance.
US citizens have committed 80 percent of terrorist attacks since 9/11 September 11, 2001, marked the worst international terrorist attack on American soil, killing more than 3,000 people and
To understand the FBI’s response to the terrorist attacks, you have to go back to September 11, 2001 . . . to that blue, cloudless morning. The World Trade Center towers have each been struck by a plane. The towers have collapsed, killing how many? We do not know. A hijacked plane has plunged into the Pentagon, killing how many? We do …
Wray added that there have been 176 arrests for domestic terrorism in the past 11 to 12 months. “I can assure you that it’s a top, top priority for us,” Wray said. The FBI director said investigations into white supremacists are handled in a “similar” way to cases involving foreign terrorists.
FBI Director Chris Wray on Wednesday told lawmakers that the bureau currently has “about 1,000” open domestic terrorism investigations, amid ongoing debate about the government’s response to
There were almost twice as many terrorist incidents by right-wing extremists as by Islamist extremists in the U.S. from 2008 to 2016, according to a new report from The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund and The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal.
Domestic terrorism in the United States consists of incidents confirmed as terrorist acts. These attacks are considered domestic because they were carried out by U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.