A new government report suggests U.S. intelligence didn't take seriously the threat of homegrown terror.
The report, headed by former 9-11 commission leaders Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, claims the government failed to put systems in place to deal with the growing threat of homegrown radicals.
The leaders point to a 2008 incident where Somali-Americans traveled overseas to join extremist groups. It said the U.S. government saw this as an isolated issue and not a growing problem.
"Our long-held belief that homegrown terrorism couldn't happen here has thus created a situation where we are today stumbling blindly through the legal, operational, and organizational minefield of countering terrorist radicalization and recruitment occurring in the United States," one statement in the report reads.
The report also said there is still no federal agency specifically in charge of identifying radicalization of U.S. citizens.