Security for Lawmakers: Mission Impossible

Dreazen, Yochi J.
January 2011
National Journal;1/15/2011, p11
The article asserts that it is impossible for the U.S. to anticipate and prevent political violence, assassination attempts and terrorist attacks at all times. According to the author, every time a political assassination attempt or a politics-related shooting happens, lawmakers in the country propose ways of improving the security system of the U.S. Security experts assert that every single threat cannot be prevented, so lawmakers and the public should focus more on emergency responses and dealing with the effects.


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