On Security

It Takes a Village to Stop a Lone Wolf

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Jul 21, 2016 | 08:02 GMT
How to prevent lone-wolf terrorist attacks.
Lone-wolf attacks usually inflict less damage than those planned by terrorist organizations (the 2016 Nice attack was a notable exception), but they are also more difficult for police to detect.
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Individuals need to assume some responsibility for their own security and for the security of their communities. This does not mean living in fear and paranoia but rather just understanding that there is a threat and that the threat can be spotted by alert citizens. Ordinary people exercising common sense and good situational awareness can -- and have -- saved lives. ...

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