Senators Want Full-Time WMD Teams In All States

By Thomas Duffy / September 6, 2002 at 5:00 AM
A bill introduced in the Senate yesterday calls on the defense secretary to set up at least one full-time weapons of mass destruction civil support team in each state within a year to strengthen the nation's homeland defense. Thirty-two full-time and 23 part-time teams are currently fielded across the country. Growing chemical and biological threats and the new security environment in the wake of last September's terrorist attacks, however, dictate a need for more full-time civil support teams, Wisconsin Democrat...

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