US could absorb a terror attack and bounce back: official
Oct 6 2010
A US security official on Wednesday said the country was capable of withstanding another terrorist attack and bouncing back, saying Americans needed to put extremist threats in "perspective."
Michael Leiter, head of the National Counterterrorism Center, said despite recent successes there was no guarantee that intelligence and law enforcement agencies could prevent every attempt by extremists to attack the United States.
"We're not going to have a perfect batting average and its important that Americans understand that," Leiter told a conference on intelligence reform.