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Homeland-security research: Mission impossible?


"Our scientific community is serving on the front lines of this war," President Bush told researchers in a speech at the Argonne National Laboratory in July. This followed the announcement of a new Department of Homeland Security, which is to be given the task of defending the United States against terrorist attack. Geoff Brumfiel outlines the challenges facing the new department's research wing.

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Homeland-security research: Mission impossible?
GEOFF BRUMFIEL
A new Department of Homeland Security is to be given the task of defending the United States against further terrorist attacks. Geoff Brumfiel outlines the challenges facing its research wing.
Nature 419, 10–11 (2002); doi:10.1038/419010a
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