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Is America Falling Off the Flat Earth?
infantry divisions, and carrier battle groups that the nation should maintain to prevail in possible future conflicts. Instead, in its two (sadly prescient) major findings, the bipartisan group warned that a major terrorist attack would probably take place on US soil and produce thousands of casualties, and stated that “the inadequacies of our system of research and education” pose a threat to national security “greater than any potential conventional war that we might imagine.” It noted that, “second only to a weapon of mass destruction detonating in an American city, we can think of nothing more dangerous than a failure to manage properly science, technology, and education for the common good.”