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Ridge Says Bush Wants School Siege Plan

The government is reviewing hostage-crisis tactics in light of the Russian school attack and will extend its heightened election-year vigilance against terrorism past the January presidential inauguration, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Thursday. President Bush ordered the re-evaluation of hostage-taking responses to make sure the nation is prepared if an attack like the one in Russia happens here, Ridge said in an interview with Associated Press reporters and editors. “The president said to all of us: Just make sure you know what you are going to do, who is going to be doing it, where we are going to be doing it, what resources we are going to apply,” he said. Full Story

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