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Reassessment of Costly Terrorism Prevention Forces

Since the terror attacks of 9-11, the US has spent a tremendous amount of money on terrorism prevention. Much of the money has been pumped into air defense. Now, the commander of the military forces that defend North America is calling for a review of the project. One senior official said that the goal is to determine the threat of another plane hijacking. The assessment is to be completed by next spring and will constitute the most extensive review of the likelihood of a terrorist assault since 9-11. The inquiry will focus on the difference in safety that post-9/11 policies have produced. It is also intended to assess whether military efforts should be redirected toward other objectives.

Read more at the NY Times


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