A Place at the Table

Europe was the springboard for the Sept. 11 attacks. The terrorists may have been Middle Eastern, but Europe was their base camp. Since Sept. 11, European authorities have acted decisively, arresting more than 200 suspected terrorists. Although the radical networks remain well ensconced, sustained police work will make another major attack much tougher to execute. But that's not good enough. Radical Islamists value Europe not only because it offered a safe haven for them but because they look to it as a breeding ground for the next generation of terrorists.

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