Post 9/11: A New Threat

Post 9/11: A New Threat

Warren Bass

9.21.2008

Warren Bass

Warren Bass, deputy editor of the Washington Post’s Outlook section, is an expert on international intelligence and the Middle East. He is also author of "Support Any Friend: Kennedy's Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance." He has served as Director of Special Projects/Terrorism at the Council on Foreign Relations as well as a staff member on the 9/11 Commission. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, among many other publications, and he has recently earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University’s Department of History.

Based on his experiences on the 9/11 Commission, Warren Bass talks optimistically about the possibility that both Democrats and Republicans could and need to work together to face down terrorism. However, he also warns that in his opinion another crisis looms with Russia's nuclear weapons and that the United States needs to work with Russia to ensure that nuclear weapons, particularly in Russia, have heightened security. He discusses that as of now, they are susceptible to a terrorist heist which could result in cataclysmic events.