Are we safe?

In a two-day period in March, alarming reports revealed that "dirty bombs" easily entered the country in car trunks in tests, that one-third of U.S. civilian nuclear research reactors were insufficiently secure, and that concerns were heightened about the 2,000 shoulder-fired missiles said to be unaccounted for in the world's arsenals.

On the other hand, the Los Angeles Times reported that the fishing village of Dillingham, Alaska, pop. 2,400, at least, is secure, now that a $200,000 Homeland Security anti-terrorism grant has paid for 60 "downtown" surveillance cameras (with 20 more to come). Dillingham is about 300 miles from Anchorage, with no roads linking it to anywhere.

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