Since the September 11 attacks on our country by Al-Qaeda, Americans have been justifiably concerned regarding the possible occurrence of similar terrorist attacks by Al-Qaeda and other militant Islamic organizations such as ISIS, aka ISIL or Islamic State, as well as lone wolves inspired by them. Let’s examine what possible countermeasures can be taken to avert such terrorist attacks.

In order to meaningfully discuss the problem of terrorism and arrive at a solution, it is important that we use precise terminology. We often hear people speak of “fighting terrorism,” as if terrorism were the…