Courting Catastrophe: America Five Years After 9/11

America will be attacked by Al-Qaeda again, and more destructively than on 9/11.

Issue: Sept-Oct 2006

America will be attacked by Al-Qaeda again, and more destructively than on 9/11. Why? Simple. Our bipartisan governing elites willfully refuse to recognize the severity of the Islamist threat. They are waging a feckless war that misrepresents the enemies' motivation, keeps borders open, applies insufficient force, and pursues status quo foreign polices, ensuring the next Islamist generation is more anti-American and numerous--and still has the opportunity to strike the American homeland.

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