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Rick Nelson on counter-terrorism after 9/11

This week, Need to Know examined the story of “The Fort Dix Five,” using it as a case study of the post-9/11 U.S. strategy for finding and stopping homegrown terrorists.

To explore the overall effectiveness of our anti-terrorism efforts, Need to Know spoke with Rick Nelson, of the bipartisan Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is the director of their Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program and recently co-wrote a report that assessed the threat of homegrown extremism in the United States. Previously, he served at the National Counterterrorism Center.