NEXT DECEMBER 7 will be 75 years since Pearl Harbor. Yet, based on commentary about the terrorist attacks in Belgium, one would think that we still validate the pre-World War II fallacy: We are safe because we are separated by oceans. In Europe they may fight to the death century after century, but it’s not our problem. We are separated by oceans. We are not as vulnerable to terrorism as Brussels, Istanbul and Paris.
As if ISIS may infiltrate Europe, but not the US.
As if fatal intelligence failures may wreak havoc in France, Belgium or Turkey, but not in the US.