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Ridge Forms Task Force To Bolster Security

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is forming a new government task force to coordinate public and private security, and hopefully prevent the next terrorist attack. Ridge is announcing the move in a speech today at the National Association of Broadcasters meeting in Las Vegas. He says there’s no specific intelligence about possible attacks. But he says the Memorial Day weekend dedication of a new World War Two Memorial in Washington may be an attractive target for al-Qaida or other terrorists. He’s also talking about events like a June meeting of the Group of Eight industrialized nations, Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S., and the Democratic and Republican conventions. He also cites the Olympics in Athens. Full Story

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