Wikileaks releases US list of potential terror targets

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 6, 2010 19:21

Wikileaks released to the public another State Department cable on Monday revealing the US government's efforts to compile a list of potential global terror targets that could harm US national security if they were seriously damaged or destroyed.

The transmission cable describes a 2009 effort by State Department officials across the globe to ascertain the presence of sensitive infrastructure targets in their host countries and update a 2008 list of sites outside the US, "whose loss could critically impact the public health, economic security, and/or national and homeland security of the United States."

The list was compiled as part of what is described by the cable as the National Infrastructure Protection Plan created by the US Department of Homeland Security to manage the protection of critical infrastructure under one US program body.


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