As FBI is investigating San Bernardino shooting as terrorism do you think this attack will/should have some broader implication for future efforts of fighting terrorism (especially jihadi terrorism)? Read few comments.
Victor Asal, Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Policy Research, Co-Director of the Project on Violent Conflict, University at Albany, State University of New York
I think it underlines the importance of figuring out how to assess social media behavior and at least for the US the need to reassess access people have to combat weapons. It also highlights the need for the US and other countries outside of the middle east to take ISIS seriously as a security threat transitionally.
It is too soon to know what impact this case will have on counterterrorism. The San Bernardino investigation so far is full of unanswered questions, and what we do know is pretty atypical, for instance the choice of target is very unusual for a terrorist or jihadist attack. It is hard to see how the answers we get are likely to present a clear precedent.