Self-Sponsored Terror: Were the Charlie Hebdo Killers in a ‘Wolf Pack’?

Police and forensic teams examine a car used by armed gunmen at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Jan. 7. Photographer: Dominique Faget/AFP via Getty Images

The attack on Paris newspaper Charlie Hebdo may have offered the world a glimpse of a scary new frontier in terrorism. It’s called “wolf pack” terrorism, in which a small group of people, often connected by family ties, stage an attack in their home country without getting direct orders or training from a larger organization.

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