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What makes a mass shooting count as terrorism?

All mass shootings aren't terrorism, says expert Martha Crenshaw. "There can be atrocious cruelty without terrorism."

The Las Vegas mass shooting is the deadliest in modern American history—but was it terrorism?

It’s important to distinguish mass shootings and acts of terrorism, says Martha Crenshaw, an expert on terrorism and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies’ Center for International Security and Cooperation and a professor of political science at Stanford University. Here, she explains how to tell the difference.

In addition, this podcast episode features Crenshaw’s views on terrorism and radicalization:

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