'Our margin of safety is shrinking, not growing'
By Jonathan Gurwitz
St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. — It's the economy, stupid -- of course. As a recession threatens to degenerate into something rivaling the Great Depression, Congress, President-elect Barack Obama and the American public are understandably focused on jobs and domestic issues.
A report issued last month by the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism is a reminder, however, that terrorism is still an international growth industry. The commission, modeled on the 9-11 commission, is bipartisan and congressionally mandated. Headed by former Sen. Bob Graham, a Florida Democrat, it builds on the 9-11 commission's work in assessing the threat to the United States posed by the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
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