How Soccer Moms Became Security Moms

The war on terrorism is two wars, one for men and one for women. The guys' war is special forces on horseback, video-game bombing runs against comic-strip evildoers. It dominates the headlines and the federal budget. Women are not squeamish about the use of force--pollsters suggest they're more interested in the war on terrorism than in any other foreign policy issue in recent history--but they tend to have a different priority: protection of hearth and home against the next terrorist attack.

This concern is practical, defensive and not nearly so exciting as zapping an al-Qaeda leader with a Hellfire missile....

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