The war on terror enters a new phase as homegrown lone wolves begin to strike in the U.S. The American military apparatus struggles to contain a threat that has moved to a new battlefield: the internet. Included: tragedies in Boston, San Bernardino and Orlando; new and unexpected allies join the counter offensive, including hackers and U.S. businesses; a climate of fear gives rise to more hate; and more.
The aftermath of 9/11. Included: fear becomes a weapon; American people adjust to a new normal of heightened security; conflict in Afghanistan spreads to Iraq and morphs into a global battle; Islamic state becomes difficult to contain using traditional military tactics; and the first lone wolf attacks in Paris and Brussels.