The anthrax attacks have claimed their fourth victim, a 61-year-old New York City woman. This latest case is the most troubling yet, since the woman had no known connection to any of the facilities where anthrax-laced letters were known to have been sent. Her case has raised concerns that anthrax may be more easily spread than authorities first believed. Amidst another general warning of a possible terrorist attack and new anthrax cases surfacing daily, Americans are left wondering: are we losing the war at home? Is there anything that we can really do to shore up homeland security?
Ernest May, Professor of American History at Harvard University and former consultant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other government agencies
This program aired on October 31, 2001.