The Commander in Chief and the Evolution of Terrorism

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In a rare speech from the oval office last night, President Obama tried to bolster the morale of Americans. He did not outline any new plan to defeat the Islamic State, and Republican reaction ranged from House Speaker Paul Ryan, calling the speech "nothing new," to presidential candidates -- unanimous in saying the president's strategy isn’t working.

Nobody has offered a strategy to prevent another San Bernardino with lone wolves acting alone, without any known confederates or Internet presence. Despite the power of military force and electronic surveillance, will the next national nightmare also be revealed only in hindsight?

Credits

Guests:
Juliet Eilperin - Senior National Affairs Correspondent for The Washington Post - @eilperin, Tim Naftali - New York University - @TimNaftali, Patrick Skinner - Soufan Group - @SkinnerPm, Rich Galen - Mullings.com - @richgalen, Morris Davis - US Air Force (retired) - @ColMorrisDavis

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Gideon Brower, Evan George