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Counterterrorism director Leiter to resign

National Counterterrorism Center director Michael Leiter will resign in the coming month. Leiter has been at NCTC since 2007, coming from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Tags: defense , counterterrorism , national security , National Counterterrorism Center , Office of the Director of National Intelligence ,

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 02:16pm EDT

Officials warn of smaller, faster terror plots

The nation's top homeland security and counter-terrorism officials were on Capitol Hill talking yesterday about new terrorism trends. "Recent events in intelligence show a trend toward smaller faster developing plots rather than larger longer term plots like 9-11," said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said homegrown plots disrupted in New York, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alaska, Texas and Illinois in the past year demonstrate the urgency of the problem.

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Thursday - 09/23/2010, 03:46pm EDT