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Edward Snowden
Should we collect intelligence domestically?
Should we collect intelligence domestically?

The terrorist threat to western democracies has taken a complex turn that will greatly complicate our ability to detect and counter internal threats to our security. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have harnessed the Internet to appeal to marginalized and socially-isolated individuals worldwide to undertake autonomous attacks within their countries of residence in the name of jihad. So called "lone wolf" attacks in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as the carefully planned and executed attacks against the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher grocery in France, highlight an...