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Chemical, Nuclear Arms Still 'Major Threat,' Cheney Says

Vice President Decries ‘Cheap Shot’ Journalism. Vice President Cheney warned this week that “the major threat” facing the nation is the possibility that terrorists could detonate a biological or nuclear weapon in a U.S. city. Cheney told commentator Armstrong Williams that the war on terrorism is “going to go on for a long time” and that U.S. soil remains vulnerable to al Qaeda, the network behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The vice president said one of his biggest worries is “the possibility of that group of terrorists acquiring deadlier weapons to use against us — a biological weapon of some kind, or even a nuclear weapon.” “To contemplate the possibility of them unleashing that kind of capability — of that kind of weapon, if you will, in the midst of one of our cities — that’s a scary proposition,” he said. “It’s one of the most important problems we face today, because I think that is the major threat.” Full Story

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