CTC’s Dr Scott Helfstein publishes a commentary on the evolving threat landscape and its implications for U.S. policy entitled “Intelligence Lessons From the Boston Attacks.”. The article, one of the first terrorism pieces published by Foreign Affairs Online since the attack, argues that remote or local conflicts can quickly become global. The availability of real-time information from conflict zones like Syria or Mali only increases the possibility that a small threat somewhere else can wind up at the doorstep with little warning. It is hard to overstate the importance of improving international intelligence cooperation in light of these pressures. It is nearly impossible for the United States, acting alone, to track the behavior of a two-person cell across continents and into remote territories.
The complete article can be found here