The strike on Qassem Soleimani will weaken an international ban that has been an advantage to powerful states like the United States.
Audrey Kurth Cronin is director of the Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology at American University and the author of “Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation Is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists,” just released by Oxford University Press. (Photo credit: Jess Regan)
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Editor’s Note: The United States has not suffered a rash of terrorist attacks in the 13 years since 9/11. Indeed, this period has proven less bloody at home than the 1970s, hardly remembered as a decade of terror (except for the fashion threat posed by leisure suits, of course). Yet leaders are reluctant to consider the implications of this success, and the war mindset created by 9/11 remains prevalent.