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Nun Is National Security Threat

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Catholic nun Megan Rice, 83, and two other peace activists were convicted in May of breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., last year — with "intent to harm national security." Sympathizers lauded the activists' motives and asked if national security was actually "harmed," but somehow the intruders' stealth "attack" was treated seriously. That is, three amateurs cut through several fences undetected, then bypassed several sensors and alarms (either malfunctioning or unmonitored) before being stopped by a lone guard. While Israel currently frets over Iran's accumulation of up to 500 pounds of highly enriched uranium for building one bomb, Y-12 houses an estimated 400 tons.

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