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U.S. Is Safer, But Results Hard to Show -Officials

U.S. security officials on Monday said they were confident that the United States was much safer than before the Sept. 11, 2001, hijack attacks, though proving that assertion can be difficult. Increased arrests for crimes like smuggling and weapons possession at borders, cargo docks and airports show that tighter security is working and preventing or discouraging more serious crimes or violent attacks, officials said. “I think the fact that we haven’t seen another attempted hijacking indicates that we are doing a very good job,” said Robert Blunk, security director for the Transportation Security Administration at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Blunk and nine of his Seattle-area colleagues spoke to reporters on Monday at a ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of the creation of the umbrella Department of Homeland Security. Full Story

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