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Times Investigation: Homeland Security has gutted programs aimed at detecting weapons of mass...

Source: Los Angeles Times


Times Investigation: Homeland Security has gutted programs aimed at detecting weapons of mass destruction

By DAVID WILLMANSTAFF WRITER
JULY 18, 2019 5 AM

WASHINGTON ó The Trump administration has quietly dismantled or cut back multiple programs that were created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to help detect and prevent terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction, a Times investigation has found.
The retreat has taken place over the last two years at the Department of Homeland Security, which has primary domestic responsibility for helping authorities identify and block potential chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.

The changes, not previously reported, were made without rigorous review of potential security vulnerabilities, The Times found, undermining government-wide efforts aimed at countering terrorist attacks involving unconventional weapons, known as WMD.

More than 30 current and former Homeland Security employees and contractors voiced concern that the changes ó including the cancellation of dozens of training exercises and the departure of scores of scientists and policy experts ó have put Americans at greater risk.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-homeland-security-wmd-terrorism-20190830-story.html

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Reply Times Investigation: Homeland Security has gutted programs aimed at detecting weapons of mass... (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 18 OP
Anon-C Jul 18 #1
Bayard Jul 18 #2
machoneman Jul 18 #3
LogicFirst Jul 18 #4
Eugene Jul 18 #5
Politicub Jul 18 #6
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 18 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:09 AM

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:04 AM

2. Just makes you wonder....

What is tRump and Putin planning?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:40 AM

3. Yes, they may be planning, the bastards, a false-flag attack on the USA to get Trump re-elected.

Watch for one in October, 2020.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:43 AM

4. Trump will say

The massive destruction under my watch was much bigger than under Bush: I win yugely.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:32 PM

5. Read the whole article. It's downright scary.

It appears to be an across-the-board rollback on the mission DHS was created for. It's not even a diversion of resources. DHS is not spending the funds appropriated.

If it's not about keeping the brown people out, the Trump administration doesn't give a damn.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:47 PM

6. Trump wants his own Reichstag fire

Trump and his enablers and sycophants are not Nazis, but they are using the Nazi playbook to amass political power.

Remember: Trump kept a book of Hitlerís speeches by the bed. I canít conceive of anyone, other than white nationalists who frequent Stormfront and 4chan, who would do that.

He is intoxicated with the adoration he gets at the rallies. They are perhaps the only thing in his life that he gets pleasure from. Well, that and directing the policy for warehousing children in cages.

We live in scary times.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:16 PM

7. The Trump administration IS a weapon of mass destruction....

across the board against our government structures that protect us. Right-wingers want America to be in a constant state of fear from many directions.

That, along with their head-spinning divide-and-conquer strategy keeps far too many people in a state of emotional stupor and ignorance of the truth.

KY.......

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