WASHINGTON, D.C., January 3, 2011—From a security standpoint, it’s been a tough couple of years for Texans. On Sept. 24, 2009, Hosam Maher Husein Smadi was arrested in Dallas after attempting to detonate what he believed to be a bomb that would bring down an office building. In November 2009 Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan went on a shooting rampage in Fort Hood. On Feb. 18, 2010 Joseph Stack III flew a plane into an Austin building occupied by the Internal Revenue Service. In April of last year federal authorities charged a man with a rash of pipe bomb attacks against US Postal Service mailboxes in east Texas.
Despite all this, most people traveling to Arlington, Texas, in February for Super Bowl XLV at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium won’t be thinking about these incidents of violence. Other people, however—like Milt Ahlerich, the NFL’s senior vice president of security—will indeed be keeping watch.
In its January article “Lone Star Special,” Homeland Security Today provides a comprehensive, in-depth look at how Texas is preparing for Super Bowl XLV.
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