Could It Happen Here?

In Berlin, a shattered discotheque; in Rome and Vienna, airline terminals strewn with bodies. So far, the U.S. has been spared the horror of a major terrorist attack. But as hostility intensifies between the U.S. and Libya, the shadow war could come closer to home. Security experts warn that extremists could find easy pickings in American cities. "We are absolutely unprepared here in the U.S.," says Dr. Robert Kupperman, a terrorism expert at Georgetown University's Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former National Security Council staffer. "Everywhere in the country, government facilities, commercial installations and civilian networks make ideal...

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