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Paris Attacks Highlight Struggle To Stop Terror Plots Against 'Soft Targets'

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Andrew Liepman, senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. He was also a Middle East specialist for over 30 years in the CIA and the former principal deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center. He talks about how tactics to prevent terrorism attacks have changed since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks from protecting hard targets to soft targets. The Paris attacks illustrate how impossible it is to protect all possible soft targets such as restaurants and cafes.


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