Probes indicate DHS is inspecting less than 1 percent of containers overseas and 17.5 percent of high-risk cargo.
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Richard Clarke fears the terrorist threat is growing and contends some actions of the Bush administration and Congress are counterproductive to improving security.
Legislation cuts administration's request for base-closure funds by $310 million.
Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, says total cuts to Homeland Security management programs could endanger the new personnel system.
House Homeland Security Committee chairman also says DHS should place more emphasis on disrupting and preventing terrorist plots.
Agreement would require the Pentagon to give Congress 60-days notice before opening more combat roles to women.
Coleen Rowley is considering running as a Democrat for seat held by Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.
Agency asks Congress to reverse House vote diverting funds from implementation of new system.
Upcoming hearings will cover chemical plant security, port security, cargo inspections and agriculture terrorism.
Nobody is looking into the faces of those serving in the military as they parse in bloodless reports and pork-driven congressional hearings the base closing recommendations of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his Pentagon team.