24 May, 2013

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President Barack Obama, in a major counterterrorism policy speech today, said the United States "is still threatened by terrorists," but "the threat has shifted and evolved from the one that came to our shores on 9/11."

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Obama said homegrown extremism, lethal yet less capable al Qaeda affiliates and threats to overseas diplomatic facilities and businesses represent the "future of terrorism."

"America is at a crossroads" in the fight against terror, Obama said. "What we can do -- what we must do -- is dismantle networks that pose a direct danger and make it less likely for new groups to gain a foothold, all while maintaining the freedoms and ideals that we defend. To define that strategy, we must make decisions based not on fear, but hard-earned wisdom. And that begins with understanding the threat we face."

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