The key to catching terrorists

Anya Bernstein (Chicago): The Hidden Costs of Terrorist Watch Lists. Keir A. Lieber (Georgetown) and Daryl G. Press (Dartmouth): Why States Won't Give Nuclear Weapons to Terrorists. From LARB, Elizabeth Stoker on Dostoevsky, inequality, and Tsarnaev’s humanity. Scholars of terrorism have anticipated the next development: “lone wolf” operators who solo, or in tiny closely linked units, attack with motives compounded of politics, religion and personal grievances. Two eyewitness versions of the final moments of Osama bin Laden have gone public thus far, and as is so often the case with eyewitness accounts, the two versions are in conflict — specifically over the question of exactly who killed the al-Qaeda leader. A new video released by As Sahab, al Qaeda's propaganda arm, on jihadist forums features Hossam Abdul Raouf, the editor of the terrorist organization's "Vanguards of Khorasan" electronic magazine. Evil in a Haystack: How do you find a terrorist hidden in millions of gigabytes of metadata? Elias Groll on why there's a good reason why so many terrorists are engineers. Molly Redden on how Facebook isn't the key to catching terrorists (and more). Al Qaida 2.0: Rukmini Callimachi goes inside Yemen terror leader’s blueprint for waging jihad. Shocker: Only 1% of so called terrorists nabbed by the FBI were real. There is no terrorist threat: The feds want you to think there is, compliant media goes along.