DHS Chief: U.S. Efforts to Combat Chemical, Biological, Nuclear Threats ‘Inadequate’

Breitbart.com reports: “U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts to combat chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats facing Americans are ‘inadequate,’ the department’s acting secretary told lawmakers Wednesday.

In written testimony prepared for a Senate panel hearing on threats to the American homeland, Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke revealed, ‘The Department’s current approach to addressing CBRN matters is inadequate. For nearly a decade, DHS has looked at reorganizing internally to better counter these dangers.’

DHS is reportedly taking action to address its shortcomings in dealing with CBRN issues.

‘I want to emphasize that we are overhauling homeland security to cope with changes in the threat landscape,’ testified Secretary Duke.

‘As we continue this overhaul, it is clear that the authorities, structures, and accountability measures developed for DHS over 15 years ago are no longer sufficient,’ she added…”

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