Terrorist Threats Not Always The Usual Suspects

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New York State has convicted a white supremacist as a ‘terrorist’ for the first time in its history.  James Harris Jackson was convicted for the murder of Timothy Caughman, a 66-year-old African American man, in what has been classified as a hate crime.  Jackson pled guilty Tuesday to the charge of Murder in the First Degree in the Furtherance of an Act of Terrorism.

Cipher Brief Expert and Former NYPD Director of Analysis, Mitch Silber, who is also the author of The Al Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West, writes that extreme right-wing violence (XRW) is something that needs more attention from U.S. counterterrorism authorities.

The Cipher Brief spoke with Silber about what he sees as the most-pressing terrorist threats facing the U.S. both at home and abroad.

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