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North Korea has conducted its fifth -- and perhaps biggest -- underground test of a nuclear bomb. It's the second test this year alone, and comes just after President Obama left a summit of Asian leaders in the region. What does this development mean for tensions in the region and for US efforts to enforce UN sanctions against the North? Bruce Bennett is a senior defense analyst at the RAND Corporation and a specialist in Northeast Asian military issues.
It's been 15 years since the brilliant September morning that upended American life and set George W. Bush on the road to war in Afghanistan and Iraq. This election year, millions of first-time voters will have little or no memory of an event traumatized the country and changed so much about the world.
View across the south pool of the National September 11 Memorial in New York City
towards the adjacent National September 11 Memorial Museum.
Photo by Norman B
How do we remember the victims and first responders who gave their lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania? And the unintended victims: Muslim-Americans who live under the shadow of 9/11, in a presidential campaign when anti-Muslim feeling has once again come to the fore?
Jenny Pachucki, 9/11 Memorial Museum / Wagner College (@sept11memorial)
Moustafa Bayoumi, Brookyn College (@BayoumiMoustafa)
Robert Cohen, New York University
Matthew Dallek, George Washington University (@mattdallek)
9/11 Memorial Museum
Bayoumi's 'How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America'
Dallek's 'Defenseless under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security'
New York Times on House bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia
John Dickerson is the moderator of CBS's Face the Nation, the political director of CBS News and a veteran Washington journalist for Slate and Time magazine before that. His work covering this year's wild and crazy presidential campaign inspired him to look back at the past. In his new book, Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History, he reminds us that the country has survived worse elections than this one.
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