Although the 1993 World Trade Center bombing reminded Americans that terrorism could strike them at home, until September 11, 2001, it was possible to view such incidents as rare aberrations and the threat of terrorism as diffuse and distant--as something that happened elsewhere in the world. After September 11, 2001, terrorism can no longer be seen as a regional or peripheral concern. The total destruction of the World Trade Center and the damage to the Pentagon took more than 3,000 lives and sent shock waves rippling through an already troubled economy. President Bush, Congress, and many other world leaders resolutely declared a "war on terrorism." This new Library in a Book is devoted to exploring the challenges--social, economic, military, political, and legal--that Americans are being forced to deal with in a struggle that may be of indeterminate duration. Choosing the appropriate "rules of engagement" for this struggle against terror poses tremendous challenges to an open society such as that of the United States. Terrorist Challenge to America is the perfect companion to Terrorism (in the same series) and serves as the best first-stop source of information and guidance to further research for all American students, general readers, policymakers, and teachers. Coverage includes:An outline of the challenges the United States faces in confronting terrorism at home and abroadA review of laws and court cases dealing with issues related to the war against terrorismExtracts from the USA Patriot Act, 2001, and Background Note from U.S. Department of State, 2002Four useful maps and graphs. Excerpted from Terrorist Challenge to America by Harry Henderson All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.