What Are the Risks of Terrorism?
How did the effort to foil American terror plots change after 9/11? How are terrorists deterred from their goals?
John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart join us this week to talk about why our government needs to think realistically about combating terrorism.
Show Notes and Further Reading
Mueller and Stewart’s new book on how our post-9/11 government ends up chasing incredible terrorist threats, Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism (2015).
Mueller mentions a 2010 comedy movie about British jihadists, Four Lions.
Mueller also mentions a book of student papers that he edits that follows post-9/11 terror cases in America, Terrorism Since 9/11: The American Cases (2015).
Garrett Graff’s The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War (2012) is a good overview of how the FBI currently responds to terror threats.