11/05/2007

Report spots serious security gaps at border checkpoints

By Siobhan Gorman
The Balitmore Sun

WASHINGTON, D.C. A new report from the Government Accountability Office reveals a critical U.S. border security gap: the security checkpoints themselves.

Six years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and five months after the Department of Homeland Security tightened inspection procedures, some border officers fail "to recognize the threat associated with dangerous people and goods entering the country," concluded the GAO report, which is due to be released today .

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