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The food supply, dirty bombs and border security

Congress takes a look at a range of homeland security topics this week from US agriculture security, the concerns of first responders in border communities, and the ability of terrorists to obtain radiological materials for dirty bombs.


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UK: Facing a Sustained Threat

LONDON, JULY 2, 2007 - A mere 36 hours after the London Mercedes bombs were discovered, security services' worst fears came to life as terrorists struck again in the United Kingdom. While the attempt to drive a jeep into Glasgow International Airport was hampered by an incompetence that is increasingly becoming the hallmark of the terrorist group that’s behind the failed explosions, the arrival of Baghdad-style Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devises (VBIEDs) - both suicide and remote detonated - to Britain's shores opens a new door in the war on terror here.

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DHS reaction to UK airport attack

The Department of Homeland Security does not raise the US aviation threat level in response to an attack on the Glasgow Airport in Scotland, but the secretary promises extra security in the wake of the attack.


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London Plot Thwarted and the Establishment of a New Norm?

LONDON, JUNE 30, 2007 - In what appears to be a message to new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, terrorists have targeted London with a pair of car bombs in the heart of the city's theatre district. With elements that are clearly recognizable from previously foiled plots, this new attempted attack appears to show terrorists are still very active in the United Kingdom and eager to reap carnage more normally suited to Baghdad than London.

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