The Orlando Shooting and Our Struggle to Make Sense of the Senseless
In episode 51 I’m joined once again by Patrick Skinner, Director of Special Projects for The Soufan Group. Patrick is a former CIA Case Officer, with a background in federal law enforcement, who specializes in counterterrorism issues. You can follow Patrick on Twitter @SkinnerPM.
This episode is not a rigorous analysis of the attack in Orlando. Most of the discussion focuses on how people are responding to the attack in a highly politicized and understandably emotionally charged environment and what that means for domestic counterterrorism efforts. It’s also an appeal for Americans to be more thoughtful, more united, and more resilient in the face of threat that can’t be completely eliminated.