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Secretary of Defense Donald “Rumsfeld said the Pentagon believed that several nations that support international terrorists have either developed or are trying to acquire chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, and that the dissemination of those weapons seemed a realistic concern. ‘It doesn’t take a leap of imagination to expect that at some point those nations will work with those terrorist networks and assist them in achieving and obtaining those kinds of capabilities,’ Rumsfeld said.”

 – James Dao, “Defense Secretary Warns of Unconventional Attacks,” The New York Times, Oct. 1, 2001

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