Friday, May 11, 2007

Slashing Security in Baltimore

Washington has slashed security spending 60% for the seaport nearest the nation's capital.

The Port of Baltimore saw grants for Homeland Security infrastructure drop from $4.9 million last year to $1.9 million this year.

It's the 14th largest port in the US.

In one of the movies based on Tom Clancey's books, terrorists smuggle a nuke into the US through the Port of Baltimore.

You may remember in another of his books, an attack on the US involved flying a jumbo jet into the US Capitol.

But, that's only fiction -- no one would ever think to use one of his ideas for an actual attack. Right?

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