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Napolitano: International Cargo ‘Vulnerable’ to Terrorist Attack

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(BRUSSELS, Belgium) – During a speech Thursday in Brussels, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned that the international cargo system remained vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

Napolitano called for system-wide improvements to address flaws that could leave the global supply chain in disarray. 

“Regardless of where a potential event might occur, the ripple effect of a significant disruption to this critical global system could potentially impact not just the United States, but the international community at large,” Napolitano said.

Among other policy changes, Napolitano called for better tracking of precursor chemicals used to make explosives. She also focused on reinforcing the most critical components of the supply chain in the event that an attack occurred.

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