Prudence and Suspect 2

While many (justly) enraged Americans would probably like to see Suspect 2 meet his maker today, let’s remember that we will almost certainly learn more about the attacks if he is taken alive than if he is killed or blows himself up, etc.  Here is the National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen last year on capture vs. killing (in the context of drone strikes): “I have a strong preference for gaining intelligence.”

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