The Department of Homeland Security is considering monitoring the travel of domestic extremists and expanding its use of the No Fly List, law enforcement sources told POLITICO. The discussions are part of the Biden administration’s strategy of treating domestic terror as a national security threat, and not just a law enforcement problem.
They’re also part of broader conversations in government about how to use tools developed for the Global War on Terror to combat domestic extremism.
And, if past is prologue, the approach could prove politically contentious. The department could begin analyzing the travel patterns of suspected domestic extremists, monitor flights they book on short notice and search their luggage for weapons, a senior law enforcement official told POLITICO.
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Conversations about putting suspected domestic extremists on the No Fly List are part of broader talks in the US gov about using tools from the Global War on Terror to combat domestic terror https://t.co/j4f0GlP1Jt
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