We are, in the practical definition, a country at war. The horrific acts of a dedicated corps of fanatics on September 11, 2001 was an introduction to what may well become a long-term siege by pockets of individuals, “cells,” and even groups of extremists whose stated objective is the destabilization of our country, the destruction of our government, and killing Americans. While we cannot cease to function as a free society, we must make significant changes to the way we think about our protection, how we travel, how we conduct our business, whom we hire, and how we look at our daily operations. An individual business or institution may not, in itself, be a direct target of domestic terrorism. Our public and private institutions, however, ...

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