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Resolve is critical in combating terrorism

Published June 12, 2015, The Oklahoman “The purpose of terrorism is to terrorize.” This memorable quote was from the Russian dictator Joseph Stalin, one of the more conspicuously prolific butchers of the 20th century. Brian Jenkins of Rand Corporation, reflecting on...

Perspective on Paris attacks: A new challenge in counterterrorism

Perspective on Paris attacks: A new challenge in counterterrorism

David Cid contributed an editorial to The Oklahoman last week that can be found here. Emerging terrorism threats are often heralded by a mere wisp of information; a bit of uncorroborated intelligence from a source of unknown credibility suggesting a new variant of...

Interview on KTOK Radio

Last night, I was interviewed by Gwin Faulconer-Lippert, Professor of Mass Media Communications at Oklahoma City Community College, on KTOK radio. Prof. Faulconer-Lippert, like most of us, is concerned by an obviously growing threat from ISIS. The discussion covered a...

On terrorist front, amateur hour is over

On terrorist front, amateur hour is over

In its recent fight against terrorists, America has faced a lot of amateurs. This month that changed. The professionals are coming. Actually, they’ve been here before. On Feb. 26, 1993, Ramzi Yousef (pictured above, the nephew of al-Qaida’s chief strategist Khalid...

When You Sit Before a Civil Jury . . .

When You Sit Before a Civil Jury . . .

You spent a lifetime building your business, but one capricious lawsuit can destroy it. No matter how carefully you plan, bad things will happen. When you sit before civil jury, as you inevitably will if your businesses is a successful one and you have resources to...