Recession, bailout, stimulus: US security threats? (AP)

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, before the House Intelligence Committee`. Trillions of dollars in government spending might stabilize the economy, but for now it may have weakened some U.S. security interests abroad and hampered the nation's ability to respond financially to an attack at home. Blair told Congress that the slumping economy could foster extremism and anger at the U.S., which is seen as having caused the global economic meltdown. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)AP – Trillions of dollars in government spending might stabilize the economy, but for now it may have weakened some U.S. security interests abroad and hampered the nation’s ability to respond financially to an attack at home.

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