The Jackson (Tenn.) Sun reports that federal authorities have charged Demetrius "Van" Crocker of McKenzie, Tenn., with attempting to obtain Sarin nerve gas and C-4 explosives for the purposes of launching attacks on federal buildings. "It would be a good thing if somebody could detonate some sort of weapon of mass destruction in Washington, D.C., while both the U.S. Congress and Senate were in session," Crocker told an undercover federal agent. (While we're on the subject, thanks to Washington writer Joshua Foer for reminding those of us who have chosen to raise our children in the Washington area that there's a big ol' target on our backs.)
Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.
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