Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement today on President Trump’s National Counterterrorism Strategy:
“Since 9/11, the threats to our homeland—and our enemies—continue to evolve. It’s time for our counterterrorism posture to do the same. President Trump’s National Counterterrorism Strategy is the bold framework we need to confront a new age of terror, in which the ‘away game’ and ‘home game’ are now one in the same.
“Today our country is fighting terrorists groups, such as ISIS and al-Qaeda, on physical and virtual battlefields. Our enemies are crowd-sourcing their violence and spreading their hate to all corners of the globe, including into our own communities. And they are pursuing sophisticated plots using emerging technologies, as well as simple do-it-yourself tactics, in order to cause fear and destruction and to undermine our open society.
“The President’s strategy puts terrorists on notice that their time is up. We are hardening our defenses at home and abroad, shutting down their plots and obstructing their operations, crushing their networks wherever we find them, and working to prevail over their hateful ideology. In cooperation with our many partners across the country and around the world, DHS is committed to supporting the President’s strategy and implementing his vision for a forward-leaning defense of the homeland.”