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Do Targeted Killings Really Make Us Safer?

Recent studies suggest that the assassinations of terrorist leaders have little effect on reducing terrorist violence—and may even increase the risk.  So why does Washington consider this a viable counterterrorism strategy?

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Investigating—and Stopping—the Lone Terrorist

A recent FBI report examining 52 attacks between 1972 and 2015 by individuals acting alone dispels some of the myths about “lone wolf” terrorism in the U.S. But it also offers some important lessons about how to prevent the horrific tragedies they cause, writes a former Air Force intelligence analyst.