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Is it truly feasible for any major city to be prepared for a terrorist attack? If so, what measures should be taken and what have we learned from 9/11?

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QUESTION: Is it truly feasible for any major city to be prepared for a terrorist attack? If so, what measures should be taken and what have we learned from 9/11? On 9/11, our nation was put through a crash course on terrorist attack management. Whether we like to admit it or not, terrorism management and consulting is officially a big business. The threat of terrorism has always existed in our nation, but our nation has been relatively unscathed from terrorist actions against mass amounts of people. If you were to ask anyone on the street, I am sure the only act of mass terrorism they would recall pre-9/11 was the Oklahoma City bombing. ...read more.

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Mayor Giuliani got praise for ditching NYC's original plan of action for a terrorist attack, and gave full leadership to the DDC. He also helped make sure that the mess that was Lower Manhattan was dealt with at a local level, not a national level. Who is to say this will be the proper way to deal with the next terrorist attack? After 9/11, we learned that a city truly could not make a full proof plan to deal with an attack of grand scale. With the high level of money, egos, bureaucracy, egos, etc., one cannot afford to make a mistake in their decision process or else they will be publicly destroyed. ...read more.

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Could they have still led a full effort to deal with the after effects of an attack? From the minute the attacks occurred, New York City's actions were closely watched by the nation via the media. Any mistake in command could lead to national ridicule. Could one group truly handle the pressures of full leadership control? Anyway one looks at it, all major cities have their eyes on New York City. They want to gain wisdom into how to deal with the potential of a terrorist attack in their own cities. After seeing New York City's ordeal unfold, one can only hope other cites can implement emergency forms of government that can handle the threat of an attack with relative order. ...read more.

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