The 1990's were a golden age for the United States. The economy was booming, crime was down, and the prospect of world peace did not seem to be totally out of the question. But below the surface, trouble was brewing. Militant Islam and anti-American sentiment were on the rise worldwide. Terrorist groups were becoming more organized and violent, and some argue that neither politicians nor the media were paying enough attention to it. This hour, we look back to the lessons learned from the 1990's. Could the September 11th attacks have been prevented if things were done differently?
Strobe Talbott, Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
Deputy Secretary of State from 1994 until 2001
This program aired on January 16, 2002.