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Deadlines Urged for Terror Fixes

Members of the Sept. 11 commission urged Congress yesterday to impose strict deadlines on the Department of Homeland Security to close loopholes in the nation’s transportation system, even if it means going up against powerful interest groups and spending billions of dollars. The chairman and vice chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, which issued recommendations last month, said the administration has not developed strategic plans to protect the nation’s rail system and ports and to correct technical communication problems among police and firefighters. The leaders of the commission also said aviation security, which has received the most government attention and money, has focused too much on “fighting the last war” instead of looking to prevent new threats. Full Story

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