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U.S. Launches Domestic Security Operation

From airports to cattle feedlots to nuclear plants, the government began tightening security Tuesday to fortify America against terror. The plan, called “Operation Liberty Shield,” goes far beyond the government’s previous responses to threats of terror because officials believe war with Iraq increases the possibility of attacks on U.S. soil or against U.S. interests abroad. It envisions close cooperation among federal, state and local governments, as well as private businesses such as chemical plants and banks. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said individual Americans could play a part as well by staying vigilant and prepared while avoiding panic. “There is bound to be misinformation. Don’t react to rumors. We will strive to get the facts out there as fast as we can,” Ridge said Tuesday. Full Story

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