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Holder: Home-Grown Terrorists Threat Rivals Overseas

Chris Good, Jack Cloherty, Jack Date and Jason A. Ryan
ABC News [1]
Feb 28, 2013

After years of security briefings and thwarting terrorist plots, national security still keeps Eric Holder awake.

“I still worry at night,” the U.S. attorney general told ABC’s Pierre Thomas in a wide-ranging, exclusive interview on Wednesday.

“I’m concerned about whether or not we have done all that we can to ensure that every threat has been adequately examined, that we put up our defenses in appropriate ways,” Holder said. “So, yeah, I still go to bed worried at night.”

America now confronts a very different terrorist threat than it did four years ago, according to Holder. While al Qaeda’s central leadership has been diminished, the group is more “widespread” geographically—and the threat of homegrown terrorists in the U.S. now rivals that of plots hatched overseas, Holder told ABC News.

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