Fear & Fallout

Friday, January 09, 2004

The Orange Alert rattled plenty of nerves over the holiday break, but only recently did we learn the nature of the threat - concern about a "dirty bomb" detonation in a major city. Sounds pretty scary, but most experts agree that loss of life and property from such a bombing would actually be quite limited. So why has the government done so little to educate the public about dirty bombs - or, for that matter, about any potential terrorist threat? And why hasn't the press challenged government officials on this lapse? OTM's John Solomon reports.

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