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By Barb McQuade 

Dear Listener,

Hope, they say, is not a strategy. 

The new National Strategy on Countering Domestic Terrorism reflects that reality. Last week, the National Security Council issued a policy paper in response to a directive from President Joe Biden to address what he calls “the most urgent terrorism threat the United States faces today.” This document is our nation’s first-ever strategy focused on terrorism originating in the United States. If any serious person in government had not yet recognized the need to address domestic terrorism, the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol provided a wake-up call.