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|Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism|
|Date||Monday May 23|
|Time||5:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
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312 Sutter St.
San Francisco, 94108
Event: In Blind Spot, Timothy Naftali gives an historical perspective on American counterterrorism efforts since World War II - including missed opportunities that led to 9/11. Based on newly researched documents, recently uncovered archival information, and interviews with the key participants, Naftali describes earlier successes in counterterrorism and explains why they did not translate into success against Osama bin Laden later in the 1990s. Until 9/11, the domestic threat of terrorism was the largest blind spot in United States national security. Naftali concludes that open, liberal democracies like the US are incapable of effectively stopping terrorism.
When: Monday, May 23rd; check-in: 5:30 PM, program: 6:00 PM
What: Lecture (subject: US Foreign Policy/Terrorism). “Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism.” Co-sponsored by Stacey’s Independent Bookstore
Who: Timothy Naftali, Associate Professor and Director, the Presidential Recordings Program and Kremlin Decision-Making Project, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia; Historical Consultant, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (9/11 Commission), 2003-2004; Author, Blind Spot.
Where: World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco
Admission Costs: Members: FREE; Students w/ ID: $5; Non-members: $15; Co-sponsors: $7