Why Americans are getting stuck in the rhetorical mud about true threats to national security.
- By David RothkopfDavid Rothkopf is visiting professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His latest book is The Great Questions of Tomorrow. He has been a longtime contributor to Foreign Policy and was CEO and editor of the FP Group from 2012 to May 2017.
In the wake of the San Bernardino attack, the panel raises questions about how the U.S. government handles its own national security and the growing imbalance between real threats and perceived ones. Is gun control the real problem? Or has the U.S. government been too lax in its monitoring of terrorist activity? And can the American people trust that the U.S. Congress has its priorities in place when it comes to keeping them safe?
In this episode of The E.R., David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and Lara Jakes examine the hype around national security threats and the way we define terrorism — and whether it makes a difference if it happens inside or outside the United States.