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A decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and after the demise of Osama bin Laden, looking back is as important as looking forward, in order to learn from the past and to examine the current and future threats facing the United States. Domestically, since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, at least 40 terror plots against the U.S. have been foiled thanks to domestic and international cooperation, as well as efforts to track down terror leads in local communities. Likewise, on a global scale, from 1969 to 2009, there were a staggering 38,345 terrorist incidents around the world, with nearly 3,000 targeted at the United States alone. These numbers serve as a reminder that terrorists have not relented in their desire to harm the United States and its people – America needs to remain vigilant. Join us as our panelists discuss the nature of the terrorist threat to the United States and U.S. counterterrorism policy since 9/11.
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David B. Muhlhausen
Research Fellow in Empirical Policy Analysis, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation
Research Assistant, Homeland Security and Latin America, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, E. W. Richardson Fellow, and Director