More Die in Bathtubs Than in Terrorism. It's Still Worth Spending Billions To Fight It

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Media Outlet: CNN

Joshua Geltzer wrote for CNN on why continued funding for efforts preventing terrorist attacks is necessary:

More Americans die from accidents in the bathtubs than from attacks by terrorists. Should we then care so much more -- and spend so much more -- to prevent terrorist attacks than bathtub mishaps? We think so. The reason is simply human nature. And the terrorist attack last month in Paris, on the eve of the critical French elections, showed once again that human nature is, in many ways, unchanging.

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Joshua Geltzer is an ASU Future of War Fellow at New America. He is writing a book exploring challenges associated with modern communications technologies such as social media platforms, file-upload sites, and internet search engines.