Counterterrorism remains top priority for FBI

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Since 2001, half of all FBI agents have been assigned to uncovering terrorist attacks in the U.S. It was unclear how the Obama administration might change that, but attorney general Eric Holder is now saying that the FBI will keep counterterrorism as its top priority, even in the face of mortgage fraud and the deadly drug war on the Mexican border. This comes in a report in today's New York Times that was co-written by David Johnston, who joins us now.

For more read David Johnstone's article, White House to Keep Agencies’ Focus on Terrorism, in today's New York Times.


David Johnstone

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