June 29th, 2011
03:54 PM ET

New U.S. strategy against al Qaeda to focus on 'homeland'

A new U.S. counterterrorism strategy will focus on the ability of al Qaeda and its network to inspire people in the United States to attack the homeland, said John Brennan, White House Counterterrorism Adviser.

Speaking at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies on Wednesday, Brennan said, “Indeed, this is the first counterterrorism strategy that designates the homeland as a primary area of emphasis in our counterterrorism efforts.”

He added, “We are doing everything in our power to prevent another terrorist attack on our soil….It’s not enough to simply be prepared for attacks, we have to be resilient and recover quickly should an attack occur.”

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