Domestic terror and the race for the White House

Over the past year we have seen acts of terror perpetrated by individuals in Orlando and San Bernardino inspired by ISIS. We have also seen more coordinated teams of attackers in Brussels, Paris and elsewhere. These attacks strike to the heart of communities, and have rekindled concerns among the American public about the threat of terrorism. The timing of the latest attacks is also affecting the intensifying U.S. presidential race. Currently the candidates and pundits are addressing how the U.S should respond, such as proposing strategies to definitively defeat terror groups like ISIS, new immigration policies, building walls, allowing or disallowing access to firearms and whether the U.S. should reassert or withdraw its long-standing support of NATO, among others. These are profound issues that must be addressed thoughtfully and carefully.