Book Right wing resurgence : how a domestic terrorist threat is being ignored / Daryl Johnson.
Publication year: c2012.
Call Number HN90.R3 J64 2012
Media class: Book
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442218963 1442218967 9781442218970 1442218975
Extent: xi, 400 p.,  p. of plates ; 24 cm.
In 2008 there were 149 militia groups in the United States. Now, in 2012 there are over 600. The author offers a detailed account of this growth of right-wing extremism and militias in the US and the ever-increasing threat they pose. Having written the Department of Homeland Security Right-Wing Extremism Report, he provides a first-hand insider's account with truthful depiction of the facts, circumstances, and events leading up to the leak of this official intelligence assessment. This leak and its aftermath have had an adverse effect on homeland security with the department's reputation declining in the intelligence and law enforcement communities, and the analytical integrity of the Office of Intelligence & Analysis undermined. Our nation's security has been compromised and a significant domestic terrorist threat is growing. The author provides case studies and interviews with leaders that reveal their agendas, how they recruit, and how they operate around the country, and presents a comprehensive account of an ever-growing security concern at a time when this threat is only beginning to be realized, and is still largely ignored in many circles.
The leak -- Developing interests -- Rightwing extremism in the 1990s -- Army counterterrorism analyst -- Developing expertise -- Life at DHS -- Team leader -- Gaining recognition -- Gathering storm -- Four questions -- Aftermath -- Validation -- Correcting the record -- Retrospective.