How San Francisco Is Letting Its Guard Down on Terrorism

Last week, the city of San Francisco announced that it is suspending its involvement in the Joint Terrorism Task Force—the primary mechanism for counterterrorism cooperation among law enforcement.

This task force has allowed the law enforcement community to stop terror plots such as the 2015 plot to attack a public venue in North Carolina with a rifle, the plot by a radicalized former member of the National Guard to attack military personnel in 2016, and most recently, a plot to blow up a train station in Missouri with pipe bombs at the beginning of this year.