Security Costs

NPR's Larry Abramson reports that President Bush wants to add another &38 billion to next year's defense budget, on top of the $50 billion increase he already has requested for fiscal year 2003. The president says the money is needed for homeland defense. His remarks are welcome news to the nation's mayors, who were at the White House yesterday. They say they need federal help in meeting the added costs of securing airports, water plants and other potential terrorist targets.



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