Just because someone is of a particular religion, ethnicity, or other demographic doesn’t mean that this particular identity caused them to choose violence.
Imagine if law enforcement professionals could screen a population of people to find risky patterns of behavior, prioritize cases based upon quality and then move to investigation.
Humans use identity labels to make stories easy, but we can’t confuse correlation with causation.
Describing CT and COIN in market terms means understanding the dynamic nature of conflict. Our challenge of stable security means that illicit actors face the challenge of persistent insecurity.
We must think about rising ISIS attacks – this starts with how we talk about the perpetrators of violence.
The process is broken, plagued by backlogs and delays that threaten our homeland security.