The Northern Caucasus of Russia have for decades been an "off-the-radar" safe haven for Islamic salafist terrorism. Tamerlan Tsarnaev's alleged terrorism in Boston has changed all that.
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Like Batman's enemy Two-Face, the United States government has two sides when it comes to national security and the work of charities and other nonprofit groups.
There can sometimes be a case for military intervention or use of drones. But the high costs of these tactics must be recognized and weighed. To reduce terrorism, Washington should do less, not more, abroad.
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