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  The American Intelligence Community and Sept. 11. Can We Stop Terrorism?"
Knowing what a potential enemy is up to‹intelligence‹is often called the first line of defense. But the September 11th attacks exposed ...
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THE HOME FRONT, THEN AND NOW
Aired 1/4/2002

When the World Trade Center was hit by terrorists on September 11, many shocked Americans said: "This is like Pearl Harbor." It was just sixty years ago, on December 7, 1941, that Japan launched its surprise attack on America. The bombing jolted an ambivalent America into a war fought not only on the battlefields of Europe and Asia but also on the home front. How critical was this effort to the U.S. victory in World War II? And how does that compare to America’s home front today? Are therelessons to be learned?
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  Walter Berns
    resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute, and editor of "After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electroal College"
  Robert Dallek
    professor at Boston University, author of Hail to the Chief: The Making and Unmaking of American Presidents
  Major Robert Bateman
    

Originally Aired: 11/30/2001

   
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