Terror Clampdown on Neighborhood Watch
The Washington Post reveals how U.S. counter-terrorism efforts since 9/11 have filtered down into local communities. Part of its ongoing, intensive look at the huge security buildup.
The U.S. is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators. In the latest article in "Top Secret America", its ongoing, intensive look at the huge national security buildup in the U.S. after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Washington Post has examined intelligence-gathering at the local level. It describes a web of 4,058 federal, state and local organizations, each with its own counterterrorism responsibilities and jurisdictions. At least 935 of these organizations have been created since the 2001 attacks.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
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- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
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