Why Has the United States Not Been Attacked Again?

Author
Lewis Dunn, Dallas Boyd, James Scouras
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
The Washington Quarterly
Volume
32
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
July 2009
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
Asked shortly before leaving office to identify his ''greatest accomplishment'' as president, George W. Bush expressed his pride in ''keeping America safe.'' Political commentator Peggy Noonan observed that the judgment ''newly re-emerging as the final argument'' for Bush's presidency is that he succeeded in preventing another attack on the scale of September 11, 2001. Noonan suggested, however, that ''It is unknown, and perhaps can't be known, whether this was fully due to the government's efforts, or the luck of the draw, or a combination of luck and effort.''
Topic
Government
Political Geography
United States, America