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Chertoff defends remarks on security for ground transit

Says infrastructure to protect systems is at state, local level

By Kaitlin Bell
Globe Correspondent / July 15, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, facing sharp questioning from members of Congress yesterday, defended remarks he made earlier in the day implying that securing ground transit from terrorist attacks is the primary responsibility of state and local authorities, rather than the federal government. (Full article: 750 words)

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