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Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Homeland Security National Planning Scenarios

On March 16, 2005, The New York Times ran an article headlined U.S. Report Lists Possibilities for Terrorist Attacks and Likely Toll by Eric Lipton. The article stated the Department of Homeland Security had developed several plausible terrorist strikes in the United States.

The Times article stated, "The agency's objective is not to scare the public, officials said, and they have no credible intelligence that such attacks are planned. The department did not intend to release the document publicly, but a draft of it was inadvertently posted on a Hawaii state government Web site."

Here is the 55-page Planing Scenario - Executive Summaries. This document contains the executive summaries for fifteen scenarios.


Anonymous Cd'A Bob said...

Not to jump subjects on you but what is your take on the emails from Bill Douglas to Marina Kalani. I heard that the Cd'A Press and Spokesman have sent the attorney's on a freedom of information act hunt to get the full scope of what was inside. I know that they didn't get what they wanted and whatt they did get was censored. Something like what the military would do on classified documents. It is my understanding that county systems and transmissions are subject to public scrutinty. Why the secretcy? Also, are the commissioners breaking the law in only allowing the media and public see what they feel is ok?

7:34 PM, March 22, 2005  
Blogger Happy X. Dopey said...

I am no were near as versed on this stuff as Bill, but maybe they are going to try to allege that these e-mails constitute personnel info which can be withheld. However, that seems like a stratch to me...Bill?

1:37 AM, March 23, 2005  

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