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The Challenge of Iraq

June 8, 2002

Since the terrible events of 11 September 2001, the United States has come to sense a degree of terrorist threat unequaled in its history.  The rise of these threats has brought into focuas an array of other types of challenges to national security which have lain dormant for a number of years, butch which some analysts beleive may be related to the immediate problem stemming from the "9/11" episode.  Federal law-enforcement officials have long denied that they could locate clear evidence of such connection in the case of Iraq, but the President's elevated concern for the overall security of the country neccessistates a thorough and wide-reaching examiniation of the dimensions of all such threats.  This analysis seeks to fulfill that objective.