Editor's Note: These apparently unrelated arrests demonstrate the clear and present danger posed to our nation by what counterterrorism analysts call 'lone wolf jihadists.' These individuals — who tend to not have ties to the organizations they idolize — act on their own to create mayhem and death. Local, state, and federal law enforcement remain on the front lines in identifying and disrupting their plots. PoliceOne will provide updates as additional details emerge. Meanwhile, we encourage you to take advantage of the wide array of links and resources below.