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Dateline: Homeland Security - 2001-10-16

Former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge was recently named head of a new federal agency called the "Office of Homeland Security." President Bush set it up to co-ordinate the counter-terrorism efforts of a number of agencies.

U.S. columnists and historians are finding great significance in the choice of the word "homeland" to describe the new agency. Ted Landphair explains, in this edition of Dateline.

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