What is reported to be an unclassifed assessment by the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis finds:
Threats from white supremacist and violent antigovernment groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carryout violent acts. Nevertheless, the consequences of a prolonged economic downturn — including real estate foreclosures, unemployment, and an inability to obtain credit — could create a fertile recruiting environment for rightwing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities similar to those in the past.
Rightwing extremists have capitalized on the election of the first members, mobilize existing supporters, and broaden their scope and appeal through propaganda, but they have not yet turned to attack planning.
The document entitled Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment has been made available online by The Liberty Papers. The 9 page PDF is marked For Official Use Only (FOUO).
UPDATE: At mid-morning on April 14 FoxNews began running a similar story. Fox News reports that, “DHS spokeswoman Sara Kuban said the April 7 assessment is one in an ongoing series published by DHS ’to facilitate a greater understanding of radicalization in the United States.’” The Washington Times began covering the story overnight on Monday.