Reading: Our Fear of Al-Qaeda Hurts Us More Than Al-Qaeda Does – David Rohde – The Atlantic

The Atlantic highlights three recent ways in which the desperate scrabble for security in the US is ‘backfiring abroad and infringing on basic rights at home.’ Drone strikes and the NSA’s surveillance are familiar themes, but the TSA pre-screening was a new one to me –

Inside the United States, meanwhile, press reports emerged on Monday that the Transportation Security Administration is expanding its prescreening of airline passengers to include government and private databases that contain employment information, property records and physical characteristics.

via Our Fear of Al-Qaeda Hurts Us More Than Al-Qaeda Does – David Rohde – The Atlantic.

Related post to follow once thoughts have been marshalled!