UVa Center for Politics – Domestic Terrorism: How Vulnerable Are We?


The Center for Politics at the University of Virginia recently hosted an online discussion titled “Domestic Terrorism: How Vulnerable Are We?” March 31. If you missed it, it’s definitely worth the hour-long investment to listen to the experts on this growing concern.

Chris Krebs, resident fellow at the Center for Politics, NBC News contributor, and former director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, moderated the event to talk about the threat of homegrown terrorism and the role of government in the fight against domestic terrorism. .

Krebs began by noting that Charlottesville was the appropriate place for such a discussion since it was the location of the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally that left one dead and a number of casualties after white supremacists broke out. gathered to protest the withdrawal of a Confederate. statue.

Clint Watts, a graduate of West Point Military Academy, a senior fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber ​​and Homeland Security and a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a former CIA special agent with the Joint Terrorism Task Force provided its expertise on the issue. .

Dr. Mary McCord, executive director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, former US attorney for 20 years, has written on domestic terrorism.

I must say that the hour flew by listening to these two people who know perfectly well the question of domestic terrorism. To listen if it is a subject that interests you or concerns you (and it should concern all of us).

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