Mon, Oct 18, 2004
And They Won't Be Passengers
You might remember them from the
dark days just after the 9/11 attacks three years ago --
dour-looking soldiers in camouflage fatigues, with M-16 rifles
slung over their shoulders, patrolling the nation's sky
They could soon be back -- at least in Florida -- after state
officials got a "warning order" from US Northern Command.
The Florida National Guard is now drawing up plans to send "at
least a couple of hundred" troops to airports across the state,
according to spokesman Lt. Col. Ron Tittle.
Although no one is being specific about the potential threat,
Homeland Security officials nationwide are increasing vigilance
nationwide in advance of the November 2nd elections.
At least one Senator, Mark Dayton (D-MN), has closed his offices
on Capitol Hill and sent staffers home, citing similar concerns
raised during an unspecified security briefing.
"Obviously, this is a very critical time for our nation, and we
are working with the (Florida) National Guard to determine how they
can help elevate security during this crucial time," said TSA
spokeswoman Lauren Stover, quoted by the Daytona Beach
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