The Terrorist Threat

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With the Cold War over and fear of nuclear war diminished, our protectors have turned their attention to terrorism. The rapidly changing face of technology has impacted strategy as agencies that worked independently now share information and resources. But they focus on locking up individuals, overlooking their connections or the involvement of the State. Who are the terrorists? How real is the threat? We hear from a former national security analyst, the director of a domestic preparedness program, a specialist in Middle East politics and terrorism, and others. (Matt Miller guest hosts.)
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Center for Defense Information

The Christian Science Monitor

Harvard's JFK School

National Commission on Terrorism

Electronic Privacy Information Center

National Security Agency


Near East Policy

Chicago Sun-Times

Oscar Nominations



Warren Olney