The Threat of WMD Terrorism and America’s Lax Border Security

Linked below is an excellent article by Jim Kouri of the National Association of the Chiefs of Police about America’s continued vulnerability due to our lack of border security.

In fact, that vulnerability includes a very real threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). WMD can take many forms unfortunately, including a nuclear bomb, chemical munitions, or biological agents.

Another type of WMD that has received a certain amount of publicity in recent years is the so-called “dirty bomb.” Technically referred to as a “radiological” weapon, a dirty bomb presents more detection challenges than a conventional nuclear bomb because the dirty bomb can be much more compact.

Fortunately, a dirty bomb is far less destructive than a nuclear bomb.

However, a dirty bomb could rather easily be concealed in the back of a minivan or pick-up truck and driven across our northern or southern border.

It turns out that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a test of our border security and pretty much found that it wouldn’t be much of a problem to transport just about any form of WMD into the USA from Mexico or Canada…

http://www.examiner.com/x-2684-Law-Enforcement-Examiner~y2010m4d11-Nuclear-Summit-Obama-ignores-nuclear-threat-to-Americans?cid=examiner-email

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