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    Chasing Ghosts

    John Mueller and Mark Stewart talked about their book Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism, in which they examine the costs and efficacy of federal and local counterterrorism efforts.…

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    Public Opinion and War

    Political scientists and academic lecturers talked about public opinion of war. They discussed past and current conflicts and how politics, casualties, and and the perception of success…

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    Atomic Obsession

    John Mueller argues that our decades-long fear of a nuclear attack has been unwarranted and that the likelihood of a terrorist obtaining a nuclear device and using it against the U.S. is…

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    Threats to U.S. National Security

    Participants spoke about U.S. foreign policy and threats to national security since the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years earlier. Among the topics they address were developing post-Cold War…

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    Terrorist Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    A panel discussion was held the threat to Americans from terrorists armed with weapons of mass destruction. The discussion focused on net assessment of terrorists' capability to employ these weapons rather than…

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    Overblown

    John Mueller talked about his book, Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them, published by The Free Press. He argued that…

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    The Terrorist Threat and U.S. National Security

    Two authors who have written about the threat of terrorism talked about their books and responded to telephone calls from viewers. First Steven Emerson talked by remote video link from…

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    Overblown

    The guest talked about his book, Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them, published by The Free Press. He said there is no…

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