Syrian Extremists 'Grave' Security Threat: Holder

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July 8 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Phil Mattingly reports on Attorney General Eric Holder unveils a new plan to confront the growing threat of terrorist attacks from the Middle East. He speaks with Betty Liu on “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Confront the growing that of terrorist attacks coming from a the middle east.

Phil mattingly has more on the details of the announcement.

What measures are in place?

The attorney general announced a four prong action plan for international allies to take on what he calls a cradle of violent extremism in syria.

He called it a global crisis.

In the face of a threat so grave we cannot afford to be passive.

The plan works like this.

The u.s. is asking its allies to expand prosecutor will -- prosecutorial toolboxes.

It gives them more power to detain individuals that may or may not be the going to syria or coming back from syria.

They are calling for increased undercover operations.

They have implemented several without giving too many details.

He is calling for international cooperation on further undercover operations.

His calling for better information sharing on lists of travelers.

In the final point he is calling for community outreach.

The u.s. and the international counterparts need to do a better job of reaching out to muslim communities trying to stop travelers and stop radicalization before it happens.

This is an intensive plan at the attorney general is rolling out.

It is underlining the threat that is causing fear under u.s. officials.

Any ideas on what those undercover operations were?

He is not going into them is specifically today.

I talked to officials who were

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