Homeland Security Expert: Brussels Attack Was Retaliation For Recent Arrest

Mar 22, 2016

Rick Mathews

An expert on homeland security says there is little doubt that today’s attacks in Brussels that left more than 30 people dead and more than 166 injured was in retaliation for the arrest last Friday in Brussels of the alleged ringleader of the Paris attacks that occurred late last year. Rick Mathews, the director of simulations and training at the University at Albany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, tells WAMC News why he believes Brussels has become ground zero for terrorism in Europe.