Adrienne Arsenault on terrorism's future
Bloated U.S.security and the hungry Second Front
Members of the New York Police Department Counter Terrorism division test for radiation during a multi-agency "dirty bomb" exercise in New York, April, 2011. The United States spends more money on counter-terrorism than policing against all other crimes combined. (Photo: Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi)
In the United States these days, security trumps even the tattered economy. It's the real American growth industry.
Even though it's hugely expensive, it's hugely popular -- and politically risky to question, as the CBC's Adrienne Arsenault is discovering. She's preparing a series of TV stories on security a decade after 9/11.
Adrienne's traveled extensively in the U.S. -- and we reached her in typhoon-struck Manila in The Phlippines, where she's now looking at the forgotten "second front."
Adrienne's TV documentaries will air on The National, leading up to September 11.
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