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photoOne of the most pressing questions that America faces as a nation is why Al Qaeda has not launched another attack within the United States since 9/11.

Is it because America has created a successful system to defend its ports and borders? Is it because efforts overseas have Al Qaeda on the run or focusing elsewhere? Or is it simply that Al Qaeda moves on a longer time scale?

Tune in to hear possible explanations as to why the United States' territory has, so far, been spared another attack.

Guests:

Mimi Hall, covers homeland security for USA Today;

Christopher McDougall, staff writer for New York Magazine, his piece "Reasons They Haven't Hit Us Again" is the cover story of this week's issue;

Stephen Flynn, senior fellow of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, author of America the Vulnerable: How Our Government Is Failing to Protect Us from Terrorism;

Peter Sederberg, professor of political science at University of South Carolina, author of Terrorist Myths: Illusion, Rhetoric, and Reality;

Gary Hart, former US Senator (D-CO), co-chair of the Commission on National Security in the 21st Century, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations task force on homeland security.

This program aired on December 1, 2004.

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