Robert Pape

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France Train Attack Raises Travel Safety Concerns

After three Americans and British grandfather jumped to action to stop a gunman aboard a train in France, an obvious question is, could that happen here?


A US government official with the State Department's Passport Services reaches for a new blank US Passport. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kirk Wants U.S. To Publish List Of Airports With Lax Passport Screening

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has proposed legislation that would require the federal government to tell air travelers which airports don’t adequately check passengers for stolen passports.


Several people were injured in a pair of explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Local Terrorism Expert: Boston Bombing Designed To Send Message

A University of Chicago Terrorism analyst says the Boston Bomb placement shows it was designed not for maximum lethality but to send a message by maiming and wounding.


Osama Bin Laden

Expert: Bin Laden’s Death Brings Threat, Opportunity

It may feel safer to have Osama bin Laden dead, but is that really the case? University of Chicago political science professor Robert Pape says actually, any plan for retaliation could present an opportunity.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Cutting The Fuse

Terror Expert Sees More Plots Ahead As Ground Troops Stay

With troops on the ground in Middle East, he says the United States is creating more terrorists than it is killing.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2010