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The Struggle to Harden Soft Targets

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Jun 16, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Israeli police at a popular Tel Aviv cafe after two men opened fire on June 8, 2016, killing four people.
Israeli police investigate at a popular Tel Aviv cafe after two men opened fire there on June 8, killing four people. Similar terrorist attacks on soft targets have become the new normal.
(JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Attacks against soft targets like nightclubs, restaurants, malls and schools have become the new normal. It is unsurprising that terrorists would strike where their opponents are weakest. But as terrorists widen their target set, people must adapt to defend their own security....

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