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SPECIAL: Sisters of Battle: Understanding the Role of Female Terrorists

Homeland Security Today
December 12, 2015
Erik Kleinsmith, associate vice president, Strategic Relationships, Intelligence, National and Homeland Security at American Public University System

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, I wrote about the value of intelligence analysts in seeking out and identifying brothers within a terror organization. These familial bonds can provide information about the patterns and activities of terrorist organizations.

The attack in San Bernardino, California highlighted a parallel set of implications involving the female terrorist. As more and more stories emerge about 27-year old Tashfeen Malik and her 28-year old husband Syed Farook, it appears Malik had a key role in their radicalization, had pledged allegiance to ISIS, and was instrumental in the preparation and execution of this heinous crime.

 
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