Doug Bedell — January 27, 2021, 2:42 pm

An Anxious Security Setting for America


The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued one of its infrequent national terrorism alerts, warning that “violent domestic extremists could attack in the coming weeks, emboldened by the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.”

“DHS, in an alert issued on January 27, said violent extremists opposed to the government and the presidential transition ‘could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence.’ The department said it doesn’t have evidence of a specific plot.

“The DHS release was part of a public alert called a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin.

“The alert is the department’s first in about a year. The last such bulletin from DHS came in January 2020, warning about Iran’s potential to carry out cyberattacks.”

The period since January 6 remains an uneasy one indeed.

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