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Is There Still a Terrorist Threat?

Author: John Mueller
September/October 2006
Foreign Affairs


Despite all the ominous warnings of wily terrorists and imminent attacks, there has been neither a successful strike nor a close call in the United States since 9/11. The reasonable -- but rarely heard -- explanation is that there are no terrorists within the United States, and few have the means or the inclination to strike from abroad.

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