- Written by Dr. Bruce Hoffman, prepared exclusively for SITE
- Articles & Analysis
- Created: November 1, 2009
By any metric, the past year has been the worst since 2001 afor the United States in terms of terrorist threats, and now perhaps a terrorist attack. Although the exact circumstances behind the tragic shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, which killed 12 persons and wounded 30 others, at this time are still obscure, the possibility that the attack was motivated as much in protest of continued American military operations in the Muslim countries of Iraq and Afghanistan as by personal fears of deployment to one of those war zones, raises new and acutely discomforting concerns about the likelihood of future terrorist attacks and related violent acts in the U.S.