U.S. May Be Overreacting To Terrorist Threat By Al Qaeda
Members of the Raid, a special intervention unit of the French police patrol in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis city center, on November 18, 2015, as French Police special forces raid an appartment, hunting those behind the attacks that claimed 129 lives in the French capital five days ago. At least one person was killed in an apartment targeted in the operation aimed at the suspected mastermind of the attacks, Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud, and police had been wounded in the shootout. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. May Be Overreacting To Terrorist Threat By Al Qaeda

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The continuing response to a suspected Al Qaeda terror threat — evidently coming from the highest levels of the organization — is also creating worry that the U.S. may be overreacting to the intelligence, and revealing sensitive information in the process. (more…)

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Federal Government Hiring “Behavioral Insights Team”

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The federal government is getting ready to hire what it calls a “Behavioral Insights Team” that will be looking for ways to subtly influence people’s behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by sources. Critics are cautioning that there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team may be able to make government and society more efficient. (more…)

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