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Local Officials Say Homeland Security Suffering

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Local Officials Say Homeland Security Suffering

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Local Officials Say Homeland Security Suffering

Local Officials Say Homeland Security Suffering

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As U.S. armed forces rapidly gear up for a possible war with Iraq, problems with homeland security emerge. Some worry about the shortage of qualified first responders, as many local firefighters, EMTs, and police officers are also military reservists who could be called to active duty. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.