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9/11 — Ten Years Later

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photoAs in-house counterterrorism expert, Richard Clarke had a record eleven-year run of service in the White House. When he resigned in January, 2003, he wrote a polarizing book about the choices the current Bush administration was making in its War on Terror.

Now, Clarke has taken his years of experience and poured them into a work of chilling imagination. The result is a cover story in The Atlantic Monthly written from the supposed vantage point of September 11, 2011.

From attacks on casinos, malls and amusement parks in 2005, to public transportation chaos in 2006 and cyber-attacks in 2008, Clarke imagines a future that is both horrifying and convincing. He says it's not a worst-case scenario, and talks about the reasons and policies he believes could lead to these domestic disasters.

Tune in for a conversation with Richard Clarke about America's security in the future.


Richard Clarke, Former White House counter-terrorism expert, author of the article "Ten Years Later," in this month's issue of The Atlantic;
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor of the Atlantic Monthly magazine.

This program aired on January 11, 2005.


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