The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
President Bush has created a new Office of Homeland Security to coordinate the efforts of federal agencies and other entities in preparing for and preventing a terrorist attack. A panel talks about the task that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge faces as head of this office and how he should proceed.
- Michael Wermuth senior analyst for the RAND Corporation and project director of the Gilmore Commission
- Larry Johnson international security consultant, former deputy director of counter-terrorism at the State Department
- Martin Walker foreign affairs writer, United Press International.
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