15 Years After 9/11, ‘We Ought Not to Inflate Terrorist Threat’ By Crime and Justice News | September 12, 2016 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Terrorism Subscribe to Terrorism Ground Zero. Photo by Tom Hanny via Flickr Brian Jenkins of the Rand Corporation tells The Atlantic that U.S. officials "often amplify terrorist threats. Even some generals, who should know better, describe the current contest with the Islamic State as World War III. It is not."Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content.