Why stopping terrorism is so difficult

This article by the director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism succinctly summarizes what has been learned from analysis of every terror attack in the world since 1970 — 156,000 attacks committed by 2,300 unique organizations. It identifies 6 issues that make counter-terrorism challenging and concludes that “Successful policy requires collecting the best information possible, honestly assessing it and avoiding over reaction.”

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