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War Gaming Al Qaeda

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War Gaming Al Qaeda

War Gaming Al Qaeda

War Gaming Al Qaeda

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NPR's Tom Gjelten reports on national security officials whose job it is to think like al Qaeda. Part of the Bush administration's new homeland security plan is the creation of special agent forces - called "red teams" - who prepare for terrorist threats by thinking like terrorists. The agents participate in war games where one side simulates the enemy in order to find weaknesses in the nation's defense strategies