Doubts Persist About FBI's Anthrax Investigation 10 Years Later Amid New Bio-Terror Concerns
October 18, 2011
by Catherine Herridge
Ten years after a mail-borne anthrax attack killed five in the worst bio-terror attack on U.S. soil, there are new questions about the strength of the FBI’s case against the only suspect, as a leading expert on bio-terror attacks warned that budget deficits are likely to hinder the nation’s ability to respond in the future.
“Unfortunately, it seems we have hit the snooze button because of recent cutbacks on the federal, state and local level,” Jeffrey Levi of Trust for America’s Health, a nonpartisan group for public health issues, told the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday. “We could face the sad irony that if another attack were to occur we may be better prepared than we were 10 years ago, but possibly not as better as we were three years ago.”
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