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Seattle, Chicago Prepare for Major Terrorism Drill

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Seattle, Chicago Prepare for Major Terrorism Drill

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Seattle, Chicago Prepare for Major Terrorism Drill

Seattle, Chicago Prepare for Major Terrorism Drill

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The United States will launch simulated attacks in Seattle and Chicago next week in the first major terrorism drill involving the new Department of Homeland Security. Under the $16 million exercise, a phony terrorist group will detonate a radiological bomb in Seattle and release pneumonic plague in Chicago. The drill is an effort to test government coordination. Hear NPR's Pam Fessler.