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Six months after September 11, America is still an open society. Major public events like the Winter Olympics still get maximum protection, but elsewhere security precautions are being relaxed. The Pentagon may end air patrols over major cities, and barriers around public buildings are coming down. Has the terrorist threat diminished or, in the midst of recession, are the benefits of stepped up security now being weighed against the costs? We look at the America's evolving approach to security with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, a former transportation security advisor, an investigator of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and an expert in privacy and civil liberties.
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White House Commission on Aviation Security

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