Inside The “Highway Watch” Antiterror Campaign

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Some 75 bus drivers, truckers and van operators gathered recently in Little Rock, Ark., to be trained as terrorist hunters, reports Time magazine. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security this year gave $19.3 million to the American Trucking Associations to recruit a volunteer "army" called Highway Watch. So far, 10,000 truckers have signed on. Over the next year, the goal is to add tollbooth workers, rest-stop employees, and construction crews, creating a corps of 400,000 people drawn from every state. The tutorial was led by Jeffrey Beatty, a security consultant, formerly of the FBI . . .

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