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Herb Gardner
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Mid 1980s: During the final years of the cold war, several spies are convicted in high profile cases. One such person, Jerry A. Whitworth, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for his role in a Soviet spy network.

Today: Following the end of the cold war and the collapse of the former Soviet Union, the United States becomes the dominant superpower. However, it is still vulnerable to terrorist attacks. In 2001, the United States experiences one of the most devastating terrorist attacks in its history when hijackers use commercial airplanes to destroy New York's famous World Trade Center towers and also damage the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Mid 1980s: The world experiences a rash of terrorist acts, including hijackings, bombings, kidnappings, and murder.

Today: The United States and its allies attempt to destroy terrorist networks around the world. As part of this effort, many suspected terrorists or...

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