Published Fri, Oct 7, 2011 8:02 am Dateline
Terrorism is a complex issue for the U-S government, whether it's protecting the nation from attacks overseas or plots cooked up right here at home.
When it comes to fighting so-called "homeland terrorism," things can get especially complicated.
Associated Press Legal Affairs Reporter Andrew Welsh-Huggins has written a new book, "Hatred at Home: al-Qaida on Trial in the American Midwest," and it does hit pretty close to home.
"The book looks at three terrorists who were prosecuted in the Columbus area over a period of about six or seven years and it talks about what they were plotting to do, where they came from, what their backgrounds were, how the government became aware of them, how the investigation proceeded and how they were eventually caught and prosecuted," says Welsh-Huggins.
The book looks at the way these cases were prosecuted in civilian courts.
Welsh-Huggins' book is available through the Ohio University Press, as well as most book stores.