August 31, 2004


U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating a series of thefts of official vehicles and uniforms, including an Air Canada uniform, amid fears al-Qaeda operatives could be acquiring such items for a terrorist attack.

Reports about stolen government and company identity cards, trucks and uniforms have been coming in from across the United States in recent months, leading to warnings the incidents might be related to a terrorist plot.

I’ve been quite critical of homeland security, but in truth we’ve gone nearly three years without a major attack on U.S. soil — which few of us, I think, would have dared hope for in September of 2001. But that’s no reason to relax now, as stories like this illustrate.

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