'Operation Liberty Shield' Security Measures
he Homeland Security Department raised the national terror alert and announced a series of security measures called “Operation Liberty Shield” :
• Increased security at major U.S. ports and waterways, including more Coast Guard patrols, escorts of passenger ships and additional sea marshals.
• Greater surveillance and monitoring of borders. Increased screenings of vehicles and cargo, and more interviews of people crossing borders.
• People from nations where al-Qaida and other terrorist groups operate or have sympathizers who have applied for asylum will be detained until U.S. authorities determine the validity of their claims.Full Story