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Priority Shifts to Foiling Terror Plots

No one can know for sure whether an al-Qaida loyalist had what it took to follow through on a suspected plot to bomb Hudson River train tunnels. He had no explosives and no detailed plan, and isn’t believed to have visited New York, authorities said. But U.S. officials said they weren’t willing to find out. ”We don’t wait until someone has lit the fuse (to) step in and prevent something from happening. That would be playing games with peoples’ lives,” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Friday as Assem Hammoud’s arrest in Lebanon was being announced. Full Story

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