Counterterrorism


December 15, 2011

The FBI works with our counterparts in the intelligence and law enforcement communities to defeat threats that would impact our national security.


Audio Transcript

Mollie Halpern: In today’s world, the terrorist threat is multi-dimensional and is constantly changing. The FBI works with our counterparts in the intelligence and law enforcement communities to defeat threats that would impact our national security.

Ralph Boelter: It’s just a daily endeavor to get on top of this and understand, and then develop strategies to counter those threats.

Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau, and this is FBI, This Week. FBI Director Robert Mueller has named Ralph Boelter the assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division. Boelter says terrorist threats emerge from both in and outside of this country.

Boelter: There are more threats today that are rising from within the borders than there were a few years ago.

Halpern: The FBI uses tools ranging from human sources to technology to counter terror threats.

Boelter: The American people have set a very high standard for counterterrorism professionals in this country. I want to satisfy that standard.

Halpern: For more information, visit www.fbi.gov. That’s what’s happening at the FBI, This Week.

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