2. Next time, it could be a cyberattack

Photo illustration collage of hands typing on a laptop over an aerial scene of the World Trade Center after the September 11th attacks
Photo Illustration: Annelise Capossela. Photo: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The next major international terrorist assault on the U.S. is likely to take the form of a cyberattack, or at least include a cyber component, experts predict.

The big picture: The 9/11 attack had little in the way of a significant digital dimension. But today, the digital realm offers perfect terrain for the kind of asymmetric warfare terrorists pursue.

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