Monday, August 22, 2016

Poll: 42 Percent Of Americans Say They Are Less Safe From Terrorism Than Before 9/11

By Washington Post, Aug 22, 2016 

It's been almost 15 years since about 3,000 people were killed in the deadliest terrorist attack on record. And in the years since Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. government has undertaken a variety of measures designed to prevent further terrorist attacks.

In the "war on terror," Americans launched two full-fledged ground wars and engaged in many other military acts designed to wipe out al-Qaeda and other terrorist networks. Meanwhile, U.S. homeland security was reorganized at great effort and enormous expense — American taxpayers have contributed perhaps as much as $1 trillion to these domestic efforts alone.

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