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Safety after Manchester: For Americans, the price of vigilance just went up

Safety after Manchester: For Americans, the price of vigilance just went up

The terror war is never distant from Europe or America. There is no homefront — no place of absolute safety far from battlefields. There are only targets of opportunity and intervals between attempted attacks. There is normalcy punctuated by hideous violence.

This has been the reality since 9/11. It is more so after Manchester.

The bombing Monday night of a concert venue in Manchester, England, joins the geography of destruction caused by mad adherents of jihad. In Europe there was Paris, Nice, Berlin. In America there was Orlando, San Bernardino, Fort Hood. Cities in the Middle East, Africa and Asia all have been targeted. In each of these incidents, a group or individual...

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