Outline of terrorism in the United States

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the past and present terrorism in the United States:

Although terrorism has taken on several different definitions, it is most commonly defined as the use of violence to achieve political means.[1]

Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations by the United States[edit]

Domestic violent extremist organizations[edit]

The following are political extremist groups that have used violence:

Inactive domestic violent extremist organizations[edit]

The following are violent extremist organizations that have been responsible for terrorist attacks on United States soil. These organizations are no longer active.

Domestic terrorist attacks[edit]

The following is a list of terrorist attacks that have happened throughout United States history, which were committed by United States citizens.

Foreign terrorist attacks[edit]

The following are terrorist attacks that have occurred throughout United States history, which have been committed by foreign organizations and individuals.

Politically violent individuals[edit]

The following are individuals that have posed threats to United States security in the past, or have been involved in terrorist attacks.

Worldviews within terrorism[edit]

The following are common worldviews that have motivated political activists to utilize violence.

Methods used in terrorism[edit]

The following is a list of techniques that have been utilized by politically violent individuals in terrorist attacks.

United States counter-terrorism organizations[edit]

The following is a list of federal organizations in the United States that combat terrorism according to The U.S. Department of State's website.[2]

US Department of State[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of the Treasury[edit]

Department of Justice[edit]

Department of Homeland Security[edit]

Other agencies[edit]

The following are other United States counter-terrorism agencies according to various sources.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Terrorism. Retrieved November 30, 2011 from Dictionary.com: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/terrorism
  2. ^ U.S. Counterterrorism Team. Retrieved December 1, 2011 from U.S. Department of State: http://www.state.gov/s/ct/team/index.htm
  3. ^ National Counterterrorism Center. Retrieved December 4, 2011 from: National Counterterrorism Center: http://www.nctc.gov