WRM in the WSJ
The Terror Threat

Our very own Walter Russell Mead has a review up in the Wall Street Journal of Peter Bergen’s new book United States of Jihad. A taste:

Peter Bergen has written what in effect are two books about terrorism. Both are valuable. One is a riveting, thoroughly researched account of the evolving state of the threat as a growing number of American citizens join the ranks of foreign terrorist movements—and of how U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement agencies are addressing the constantly shifting threat. The other is a skilled defense of what Mr. Bergen would say is the moderate, middle-of-the-road approach that has characterized the Obama administration’s anti-terror effort: one that attempts to steer between the perceived extremes of panicky overreaction and a failure to acknowledge how politically and socially devastating terror attacks can be.

WRM goes on to note that the Obama administration—and Bergen—may be too sanguine about the magnitude of the threat posed by jihadist terrorism. Read the whole thing.

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