Commission warns of future nuclear attack

Posted by Melissa Greathouse - email

(WFIE) - A bipartisan commission warns the U.S. should expect a terrorist attack using nuclear or biological weapons sometime in the next five years.

Former senators Bob Graham of Florida and Jim Talent of Missouri led the study. They're encouraging the Obama administration to increase efforts to counter any germ warfare by terrorists.

"We are suggesting that new President Obama decide how he should organize a branch in order to have someone who can represent the interest and security of biological and nuclear weapons at the highest level of government," said Graham.

The report states "The United States should be less concerned that terrorists will become biologists and far more concerned that biologists will become terrorists."