Ports: weak link in terrorism security

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http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/030428/usnews/28ship.htm This month, the Coast Guard picked up a drug dealer in Florida for selling phony crew papers to leaders of a Philippine terrorist group with ties to al Qaeda. That's an example of the security problems that could beset U.S. ports, U.S. News & World Report says. Last fall, the government, the shipping industry, and importers engaged in a simulation game: What would happen if "dirty bombs," designed to scatter radioactive material, showed up . . .

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