US To Do An Anti-Terror Exercise
Homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano
The US law enforcement and intelligence agencies have plans to conduct a massive anti-terrorism exercise in the country in collaboration with four other nations.
All the security officials in the country will participate in the five-day exercise that will begin on Monday.
"It will be the first major exercise by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection," the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said in a statement.
The exercise will simulate an attack on the country in which the participants will test their coordination, intelligence and terror prevention skills.
"Lessons learned from the exercise will provide valuable insights to guide future planning for securing the nation against terrorist attacks, disasters, and other emergencies," the statement added.
The security agencies in Britain, Mexico, Canada and Australia will also take part in the exercise, the Department of Homeland Security said.
"Coordinating with our partners across the United States and around the world is critical to protecting the nation from terrorists attacks," Homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano said.
"The national level exercise allows us to test our capabilities in real-time to refine and strengthen our strategies for preventing terrorist attacks," she added.