Hammer Forum

The Price of Terror and the Cost of Security

Thursday Jul 18, 2013 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM This is a past program
The Price of Terror and the Cost of Security
7/17/2013---More than a trillion dollars has been spent on homeland security since 9/11, yet two amateur terrorists with homemade bombs that cost $100 were able to shut down Boston for a week. John Mueller, author of "Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security"; Jeffrey Simon, author of "Lone Wolf Terrorism: Understanding the Growing Threat"; and William Arkin, co-author of "Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State", evaluate whether the enormous cost of security is making us any safer (Run time: 1hr 26 min).

More than a trillion dollars has been spent on homeland security since 9/11, yet two amateur terrorists—with homemade bombs that cost $100—were able to shut down Boston for a week. John Mueller, author of Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security; Jeffrey Simon, author of Lone Wolf Terrorism: Understanding the Growing Threat; and William Arkin, co-author of Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State, evaluate whether the enormous cost of security is making us any safer.

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