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Terror task forces ill-prepared for job, report says

Critical aspects of the nation’s anti-terrorism strategy lack necessary resources, and law enforcement officials believe the centerpiece of the effort — a network of 66 federally managed anti-terrorism units — is ”inadequate” to investigate threats, a new report concludes. The 102-page report from the Justice Department and the Police Executive Research Forum finds that the government’s joint terrorism task forces are understaffed and are lacking important analytical expertise needed to conduct terrorism investigations. State and local law enforcement officials again raised long-standing concerns that they still were not being fully briefed by federal authorities about terrorist threats. ”We are more than a year past the terrorist attacks, and I’m not alone when I say that local law enforcement executives do not feel like they are in the game,” said Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary Edward Flynn, one of six co-authors of the report now being circulated among law enforcement authorities. Full Story

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