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NY: Gov. Cuomo calling up National Guard troops to boost security


Although saying there is "no specific threat" of a terror attack, Gov. Cuomo announced on Friday that he is calling up hundreds of National Guard troops and other personnel to beef up security in New York. Summoning reporters and legislative leaders to his midtown office, Cuomo said a comprehensive new security plan will be implemented to cover airports, transit hubs and large gathering points across the region. He declined to give specifics of the plan until he formally unveils it with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie next week. Cuomo, who is running for re-election, said "it is undeniable that New York is a possible target of terrorist activity," either "in retaliation… or as an offensive gesture." However, he acknowledged that, "We have no specific threat" of terrorists plotting an attack. more at url

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