Next month, imaginary terrorists will pretend to release killer microbes in the Chicago area, leaving thousands of fictional people dead. This scenario is expected to play out in what officials are calling the largest-ever terrorism drill in the United States, the Chicago Tribune reports. The so-called "Topoff 2" exercise will test top officials in federal, state and local governments in the midst of attacks on northeast Illinois and the Seattle area. "It is designed to test the nation's ability to respond to multisite, multihazard terrorist events that could occur throughout the country," said Thomas Mefferd, director . . .
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