Terror Takes Back Seat; Americans Safer Now

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Americans debate whether they are better off now than they were four years ago, there's another question they could ask: Are you safer now than you were when President Barack Obama took office?

The answer by most measures is yes.

More than a decade after terrorists slammed planes into New York, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania countryside, Americans are no longer fretting daily about a possible attack. The slogs through airport security lines have become a routine irritation.

While the threat of an attack has not disappeared, the combined military, intelligence, diplomatic and financial efforts to hobble al-Qaida and its affiliates have escalated since 2008 and paid off. Top terror leaders, including Osama bin Laden, are dead, and their networks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia have been disrupted.

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