White supremacists operate at ease in positions of authority within law enforcement and defense.
After a 2009 report by the Department of Homeland Security identified right-wing terrorism as a growing threat, Tea Party backlash put the issue on the back burner.
But the white terrorists didn't go away. In fact, an Intercept investigation showed the FBI is increasingly concerned about white supremacists and terrorists joining police departments, which lack the resources and often the will to screen applicants.
Related: The Southern Poverty Law Center had already reported on extremists in the military.