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US now has massive defenses against terror attacks, security chief

The United States has built up massive defenses against terrorist attacks since September 11 which forced unprecedented changes in security management, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said to mark the anniversary of the strikes. Ridge highlighted the 50,000 government security guards now monitoring passengers at US airports, the greater inspections of US-bound cargo at foreign ports and the stockpiling of one billion doses of antibiotics and vaccines, including enough smallpox vaccine for every person in the United States. In a letter to the Washington Post for the second anniversary of September 11, Ridge said “just as the United States adjusted its priorities and tactics to defeat the enemies of old, we have now developed a new set of strategies to meet the current and constant threat to our future.” Full Story

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