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U.S. Spending Against Terror Is Too Low, Report Warns

Nearly two years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the United States is still not spending enough to prepare fire, police, rescue and medical agencies to handle another catastrophic attack, a study by the Council on Foreign Relations has found. Federal, state and local governments should triple their spending on emergency services, the report recommended, increasing the amount spent by about $100 billion over the next five years. The report was written by a panel of experts led by Warren B. Rudman, a former senator from New Hampshire, and directed by Jamie Metzl, a senior fellow at the center and a former staff member at the National Security Council and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The group’s senior advisor was Richard A. Clarke, a former White House adviser on terrorism and on computer security. Full Story

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