The Future of National Security in the Wake of 9/11

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President George W Bush meets with top security and government officials in the White House Situation Room, during the aftermath following the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Journalist Steven Brill spent a year investigating national security in the wake of the September 11th attacks for a piece in The Atlantic: “Fifteen Years Later: Are We Any Safer?” He interviewed major national authorities including President Obama, Tom Ridge and Janet Napolitano, and tells the story of the “September 12 era”, looking at how American officials and civilians have confronted the politics and psychological challenges of terrorism.