Pentagon not ready for attack response in U.S.

January 31, 2008
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“The Pentagon is not prepared to respond to a catastrophic chemical, biological or nuclearPentagon attack within the United States, placing Americans at risk, an independent panel reported to Congress on Thursday.

While the Defense Department conducts exhaustive planning for operations overseas, its planning for possible action inside the United States in response to attacks is inadequate, said the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves.” (Reuters)