A new survey out today from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs found that 67% of Americans think that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting. And while Americans feel military action in these countries has not made the U.S. any safer from terrorism (69% responded no difference or less safe in both cases), fear of these attacks has reached its lowest point since September 11, 2001 (67% consider international terrorism a critical threat, down from 91% in 2002).
NPR and The Wilson Center are presenting a discussion forum on these findings today as part of The National Conversation series. The event, "America's Role in the World Post 9/11," is led by those who understand first hand what the latest research could mean for the United States.
NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten will be moderating today's panel with General Michael Hayden, James Zogby and Philip Mudd. The group will discuss the survey findings, which reflect public opinion on U.S. foreign policy for the ten years since the September 11th attacks.
Tune in here at 12:30 PM today to stream a live webcast of the discussion if you can't make it in person. Be sure to join the conversation using the Twitter hashtag #NationalConversation.
Later this week, we'll archive the webcast in this post.