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'An Enormous Waste of Money'

  • Jennifer Barrett
  • Newsweek
  • March 17, 2004

A security expert argues that America is spending its money ineffectively in the fight against terrorism

March 17 – The coordinated train bombings last Thursday in Spain marked the country’s deadliest terror attack ever, killing at least 200 and injuring at least 1,500. Indications—still unconfirmed—that Islamic fundamentalists with ties to Al Qaeda may have been behind the blasts have prompted emergency meetings among European leaders and raised fears of another attack on the United States. But are Washington’s precautions enough? And has its allocation of resources focused too much on air safety and not enough on other forms of public transportation?…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.