Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Orlando shooting: How does the FBI put someone on the terror watch list?

June 14, 2016 Yahoo! News

Timothy Edgar, a senior fellow in international and public affairs at the Watson Institute, and Yahoo correspondent Michael Isikoff join anchor Katie Couric to discuss the attack in Orlando over the past weekend and what information has come to light since the tragedy occurred. "It's a very difficult problem and one issue is if your gonna have a terrorist watch list, how do you allow people to get off of it," Edgar said in response to a question about balancing civil liberties and public safety. "It was very hard to make that kind of process transparent because you didn't want to give the terrorists access to information you knew about them."

Orlando shooting: How does the FBI put someone on the terror watch list? (interview with Tim Edgar) – Yahoo! News