Counterterrorism Efforts to Combat a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Attack on the Homeland: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, April 25, 2013   [open pdf - 264KB]

This is the April 25, 2013 hearing on "Counterterrorism Efforts to Combat a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Attack on the Homeland" held before the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. From the opening statement of Peter T. King: "The Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence will come to order. The subcommittee is meeting today to hear testimony examining a threat of weapons of mass destruction attacks on the homeland and to review Federal, State, and local governments' capabilities to detect and respond to such attacks. […] Let me just say at the outset that this hearing was scheduled a while back. It has been postponed at least once, and I thank the witnesses today for their forbearance and being willing to work with us on scheduling a new date. Obviously at the time this was originally scheduled we did not know that the attack in Boston was going to occur, and to me, it makes today's hearing all the more meaningful even though it is not focused on that in particular. I am sure that the Chairman of the committee is going to schedule inquiries into the Boston matter. But I think today certainly can relate to Boston and it shows the various elements and the scope of the type of attacks that we have to constantly be on our guard against when we are dealing with international jihad." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Peter T. King, Brian Higgins, Bennie G. Thompson, Richard Daddario, Huban Gowadia, Scott McAllister, and Leonard A. Cole.

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