October 7, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
A US security official said yesterday the country was capable of withstanding another terrorist attack and bouncing back, saying Americans needed to put extremist threats in “perspective”.
Michael Leiter, head of the National Counterterrorism Center, said despite recent successes there was no guarantee that intelligence and law enforcement agencies could prevent every attempt by extremists to attack the United States.
“We’re not going to have a perfect batting average and it’s important that Americans understand that,” Leiter told a conference on intelligence reform.
“It’s important that we approach this with national resilience that in fact shows that this country is not going to be defeated by” extremists, Leiter said