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Terrorism fears spur resolve to tighten security

The Atlantic Ocean and dense marshland form a natural security barrier to Sea Island, the ritzy stretch of beaches where President Bush on Tuesday opens an economic summit of world leaders. But in a climate of heightened fear of terrorist attacks, the island’s natural barriers are just the beginning. To ensure safety during the Group of Eight summit, federal and state officials have instituted extensive counterterrorism measures. “Without a doubt this is the highest level of security we’ve had for any G-8 in America and perhaps for any national security special event in the U.S.,” said Brian Roehrkasse, homeland security agency spokesman. Days before the opening of the summit, Army Humvees were regular fixtures in neighborhoods from Brunswick and St. Simon Island to Savannah, 70 miles away. Armed National Guard members dressed in military fatigues patrolled on foot; police were visible on major streets, and private security guards stood outside banks and other businesses. Full Story

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