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2005-08-23 15:00:22

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to put sensors on oil rigs and weather buoys to spot security threats at sea and may use satellites, unmanned planes and commercial jets to monitor ships as far as 2,000 nautical miles away. Rear Admiral Joseph Nimmich, a top Coast Guard official, said the steps would be part of efforts to thwart any seaborne attacks by al Qaeda or other militant groups by detecting threats early and "moving the...