The New Threat Assessment: Defending America on a Budget

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2/4/13 6:00 pm AST
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The U.S. is tightening its belt on defense spending. While traditional threats like nuclear and great power conflicts remain, the new challenges of terrorism and counterinsurgency and emerging threats such as cybersecurity and biowarfare have changed the way we think about our national security. What are the challenges in an age of economic uncertainty and unprecedented threats? Dina Temple-Raston is Counterterrorism Correspondent for National Public Radio.