Experts: Beware variety of attacks
September 10, 2011
by Dave Wedge
While federal, state and local authorities focus on the threat of bombings and hijackings, leading terror experts fear the nation remains vulnerable to a wide variety of potential attacks, including biological warfare.
Jeff Levi, executive director of the Trust for America’s Health, said the deadly anthrax mailings that broke out shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, should not be forgotten and should give Washington lawmakers pause when considering public health cuts.
“We made a substantial investment over the past 10 years, but that level of investment is declining,” Levi said. “We’re worried with further budget cuts on the horizon that we’re not going to have the type of protection we’ve built up over the last 10 years. The fewer people we have, the harder is it to gear up to respond to an attack.”
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