United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, An Assessment of U.S. Efforts to Secure the Global Supply Chain, Prepared by the Majority & Minority Staffs of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations   [open pdf - 6MB]

"This report provides an unvarnished assessment of the state of global supply chain security. The Subcommittee staff's findings are troubling. In short, America's supply chain security remains vulnerable to the proverbial Trojan Horse - America's enemies could compromise the global supply chain to smuggle a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD), or even terrorists, into this country. These frightening scenarios are not the work of Hollywood writers. Last year, on two separate occasions, dozens of Chinese immigrants were smuggled through the Port of Hong Kong into Los Angeles using maritime shipping containers. These incidents, coupled with similar episodes abroad, demonstrate the vulnerability of the global supply chain. The 9/11 Commission confirmed these vulnerabilities, stating: 'opportunities to do harm are as great, or greater, in maritime or surface transportation.' Over the course of its three-year investigation, Subcommittee staff has identified numerous weaknesses in America's programs that secure the global supply chain."

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