Table of Contents: Mar. 29, 2004

10 QUESTIONS: George Carlin on what's really dangerous for children 8

LETTERS 10

NOTEBOOK

Scandal over the Medicare drug benefit; USA Today's reporting fabrications; Kerry vs. Bush, on vacation 17

MILESTONES: Taiwan's election 21

COVER STORY

Terror's Next Wave As the U.S. continues to search for al-Qaeda's top leaders, a deadly network of their followers is taking charge. Why there may be more Madrids 24

SEEKING BIN LADEN: How U.S. forces court Afghan villagers' help in the biggest manhunt 30

NATION

Playing Defense How the U.S. has faltered in its effort to make the homeland secure, leaving the most vulnerable cities...