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Counterterrorism Expert Says More Resources Needed to Fight Domestic Terror

In the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton, Ohio mass shootings that left 31 dead over the weekend, a group of former high-ranking counterterrorism officials issued a statement Sunday saying that domestic terrorism should be treated “as high a priority as countering international terrorism has become since 9/11.”

Texan and former counterterrorism strategist David Springer said he agrees more needs to be done.

“At the end of the day, I think the government is moving in a direction of realizing that there needs to be more of a threat disruption rather than just responding to these events as they happen, said Springer, who worked at the National Counterterrorism Center in Washington, D.C. and was a Defense Intelligence Agency officer.