James Forsyth James Forsyth

A failure to act

The last two months have seen two terrorist incidents in the US. In one case, the father of the terrorists had alerted US officials to the dangers posed by his son. In the other, the perpetrator had made his extremist views known to a roomful of army physicians. It is a remarkable social and, as John Stokes says, system failure that nothing was done with the information in either case.

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