America Finds Gaps in Security Hard to Close ; Federal, State, and Local Governments Lag in Emergency Preparedness, a Report Finds
Mark Clayton writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
Nearly five years after 9/11, the United States remains far too vulnerable to natural disaster and major attack.
That's the consensus of security experts and a new federal report released Friday. Most states and local authorities lag in emergency planning, the report found. At the same time, the federal government is still struggling to close big security gaps in airline passenger screening and port security and at chemical plants, these experts say.
The reasons are many, they add, but a crucial one is American industry's limited security efforts. An estimated 85 percent of critical infrastructure is in private hands. But the Bush administration has largely …
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