Thursday, September 1, 2011

U.S. tightens security ahead of 9/11 anniversary

From the Chicago Tribune via AAAE Smartbrief:
The security ramp-up around the country underscores a shift in policing focus since the attacks a decade ago. Officers and emergency responders have been trained to detect suspicious activity that could uncover a terror plot, aware that the threat has changed in part from an organized large-scale attack using airliners as missiles to the potential for smaller, less sophisticated operations carried out by affiliated groups or individuals.
It is still believed that any attack would be a lone wolf type. This increases the burden on local law enforcement, who must be vigilant for domestic plots that originate in their communities. Heightened awareness is called for, and suspicious activity should be reported immediately. I'll post more on security awareness in a later post.

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