FBI quietly drops ‘law enforcement’ as its primary mission

Without any fanfare, “law enforcement” has been dropped from its status as the FBI’s primary mission. John Hudson reports on The Cable blog of Foreign Policy:

The FBI’s creeping advance into the world of counterterrorism is nothing new. But quietly and without notice, the agency has finally decided to make it official in one of its organizational fact sheets. Instead of declaring “law enforcement” as its “primary function,” as it has for years, the FBI fact sheet now lists “national security” as its chief mission.

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