Local & Regional
Tue August 23, 2011
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. senator: Terrorist plots foiled since Sept. 11 attacks
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's senior U.S. senator says the nation's anti-terrorism program has foiled dozens of terrorist plots since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but more effort is needed to prevent future attacks.
Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe discussed terrorist threats to the U.S. Monday during a luncheon speech at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial & Museum.
Inhofe says the anti-terrorism network created following the Sept. 11 attacks has thwarted more than 40 terrorist plots. They include the planned attack on Fort Dix, N.J., by a tiny cell of homegrown terrorists in 2007 and the 2002 plot to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" in the U.S.
But Inhofe says more needs to be done to detect and prevent future terrorist plots. They include rebuilding the nation's military and strengthening partnerships with friendly nations.