Rattled Czechs hand security over…

Rattled Czechs hand security over to the Pentagon

This is truly unusual, a soveriegn country turning their security over, however temporarily, to another country.

The Czech President, Vaclav Havel, has signed into law a bill handing responsibility for his country’s security to the Pentagon during the two-day NATO summit next week, amid mounting fears of terrorist attack and street violence.

The unprecedented surrender of responsibility to a foreign power comes as normally circumspect European intelligence and law enforcement officials have issued a wave of stark warnings echoing United States fears that another terrorist attack may be on the way, including the possibility that al-Qaeda could employ chemical or other weapons of mass destruction against European targets.