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U.S. still unprepared for major biological terrorist attack

AJ Contributor

More than eight years after the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks, the United States is still unprepared to respond to a major biological terror attack, a congressionally appointed commission said Tuesday in a report that gave the federal government mixed grades overall for protecting Americans from the threat of weapons of mass destruction.

The report, which measured government’s performance in 17 areas, gave the White House and Congress “F” grades for failing to build a rapid-response capability for dealing with bioterror threats, or providing adequate oversight over security and intelligence agencies.

Full story: U.S. still unprepared for major biological terrorist attack, report says – washingtonpost.com