Napolitano defends security budget, extremism report

May 12, 2009
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Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano defended Tuesday her agency’s 55.1-billion-dollar budget request and reassured Republican lawmakers the agency did not consider returning US soldiers to be right-wing extremists.

The agency came under fire last month for saying troubled veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan “could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.” (AFP)