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Jul 17th, 2015
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week 4 discussion 1

Planning for Terrorists

Terrorists would generally prefer to attack critical targets, several of which exist in nearly any city or county. You, as a lieutenant in your local police agency, have been assigned to your county-wide fusion center. The captain who oversees the unit informs you that your first task is to help identify all critical targets in your city or county. Using your city or county as the area you are reporting on, answer these questions: 

  • What structures in your county or city do you feel should be listed as critical targets? Why? What makes them a target?
  • Might local politics come into play when developing this list, especially if someone’s business is (or is not) included? If so, how will you deal with it?
  • What should your fusion center do once your list is compiled?

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The structures in my city that would be critical targets would be the port of Corpus Christi, the American Bank Center, water systems, electrical grid, and the oil refinery. These locations would be critical targets because there would be mass causalities as well as a economic hindrance for the port and the refinery. A terrorist attack on the oil refineries would cause numerous injuries and deaths as well as set back and temporarily halt oil production causing an economic loss. The would cause lasting effects on the community and drain resources and responses from first responders creating chaos to city services hospitals and the community.

One major concern is the water system for the city, which is of great concern during a chemical or poison attack. This target must be hardened and active measures must be taken so that detection of contaminants can be isolated and contained before reaching the public. It is also a good idea to have end point test and skada sites available to determine if contaminants have gotten into the fresh water system without detection.

Taking out the electrical grid would cause many problems as we rely on electricity for many daily functions from life support to purchasing gasoline, disrupting the economy, traffic signal malfunctions and calls for police or ambulance and fire, the result could also cause many deaths from the failure of these services.

A terrorist attack on the port of Corpus Christi would also cause deaths and injuries in high numbers as well as damage economic gain from the ships leaving and entering the port carrying various goods. The ships would no longer be able to enter or leave the port as a result causing a trade halt until a later time or until an alternative location can be determined. Another reason this location would be a target is because it is a tourist attraction as well as a place where locals hang out.

A terrorist attack on the American Bank Center would result in mass injuries and deaths because a lot of business meetings and events are held at that location as well as the day to day business of the facility itself. The American Bank Center is a popular location for hosting various events that range from a small scale local garden show to a large scale concert or convention that would attract a large amount of people to one location allowing for it to be an easy target.

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