FBI prepares for attack on pipeline

Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2002

ANCHORAGE - The FBI is sponsoring a field training exercise to practice for a potential terrorist strike along the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and at the Valdez Marine Terminal.

The exercise, known as "Arctic Strike," involves the Anchorage FBI Field Division and the Los Angeles FBI Field Division's Rapid Deployment Team, as well as other federal and state agencies and the military.

The exercise began today and runs through Friday in Anchorage and Valdez. The training will include the use of information systems, negotiations and tactical assets. The exercise also includes a scenario involving weapons of mass destruction.

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