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Improved Security at Ports Urged

Sen. Feinstein calls for reforms during a news conference with port officials in Long Beach. Describing the nation’s ports as the “soft underbelly” of homeland security, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Wednesday urged immediate reforms to strengthen counterterrorism laws and assure that funds go to coastal facilities at highest risk of attack. “We sit in the middle of a large urban area where a dirty bomb … or something smuggled inside a container could do enormous damage,” Feinstein, flanked by Long Beach and Los Angeles port officials, said during a news conference at the Port of Long Beach. Noting that the two ports handle more than 40% of the nation’s cargo, Feinstein warned that an attack at either facility could prove devastating, not just to Southern California, but to the nation’s economy. Full Story

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