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Podcast: 33rd Thwarted Terror Plot

Posted By David Weinberger On November 15, 2010 @ 12:00 pm In Security | Comments Disabled

A couple weeks ago a bomb destined for the United States was stopped just minutes before detonation. This marks the 33rd foiled terror plot against the United States since 9/11.

Heritage Foundation deputy director of foreign policy Jim Carafano talks [1] about the thwarted plot with Heritage in Focus: [2]

We’ve had four near misses in the last year….we got lucky. So, on the one hand, these plots are nothing like the sophisticated 9/11 plot was, and that’s good and that’s because of all the effort we’ve done over the years to fight al-Qaeda. The other lesson is you’ve got to be on your game 24/7, 365. You cannot afford to be complacent…

What does the United States need to do to continue its vigilance? And how does this affect the broader war on terror? To find out, click here [1] to listen to the full podcast.

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[1] talks: http://www.heritage.org/Multimedia/Audio/2010/11/Carafano-Podcast-11-8-10

[2] Heritage in Focus:: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/heritage-in-focus-heritage/id377031033

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