A still emerging major news story such as the bloodbath in San Bernardino is not well-suited for detailed attention by this blog, in my judgment. But clearly the event and our eventual judgments regarding it are likely to have important homeland security implications.
According to the Associated Press, “The Islamic State group’s official radio station has aired a statement saying the mass shooting in California was carried out by two “supporters” of the extremist group. While praising the attack, the group stopped short of claiming responsibility for it. The Al-Bayan report Saturday echoed a claim carried Friday by the IS-affiliated Aamaq news agency.”
The Los Angeles Times is giving significant and sustained attention to the continuing investigation. The reports are aggregated by The Times here.
The single best commentary I have so-far read on the implications of San Bernardino is by Jessica Stern, author of Terror in the Name of God and ISIS: The State of Terror. In the Sunday New York Times she offers an empirically informed and thoughtfully framed analysis.