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On the Other Side of Terror's Boom

| June 05, 2017

The terror attack in London on Saturday night — the third in as many months, the second in as many weeks — demonstrated the persistence of the threat we face and the ease with which terrorists can carry out their schemes. Three men, with nothing more than a rental van, knives and fake bomb vests intended to keep both regular citizens and law enforcement at bay, killed at least seven and wounded a couple dozen more. This was a terrifying event for which ISIS has now claimed responsibility, but it was hardly a sophisticated act: a vehicle, some knives and ruthless determination.

Prime Minister Theresa May was hardly coy in her response....

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For Academic Citation: Kayyem, Juliette.“On the Other Side of Terror's Boom.” The New York Times, June 5, 2017.

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Juliette Kayyem