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U.S. Borders Remain Vulnerable Despite New Measures, Ridge Says

Five months after the attacks on New York and Washington, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge said yesterday that U.S. borders remain disturbingly vulnerable to terrorists and complained that there is no “direct line of accountability” for agencies charged with protecting them. Ridge said the nation`s borders with Canada and Mexico remain “pretty vulnerable” despite deployment of several hundred National Guard troops, a number of new policies designed to tighten border security and President Bush`s proposal for record spending increases to beef up the forces guarding the borders. Full Story

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