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DHS Plans For Homegrown Threat Questioned

As the U.S. government mulls ways to stem the rising threat of homegrown terrorism, some Republicans on Capitol Hill have privately raised concerns over new policies and tactics being considered. But counterterrorism officials say such resistance is undermining national security and can only be explained by a "misunderstanding" of the facts or political gamesmanship.

"We support the development of counter-radicalization policies that will protect our communities," four House Republicans recently told Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in a letter obtained by Fox News. "However, we are concerned about the development of policy that is based on poor research, flawed assumptions and insufficient inquiry. A flawed policy could ... worsen our radicalization problem."

Specifically, the letter expresses concern that counterterrorism officials could act prematurely and rely too h

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Added: Jun-16-2010 
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