Diversify, Decentralize To Protect Against Terrorism

How we can defend against terrorist attacks by creating diversity and decentralization in the national infrastructure.
December 7, 2001, 7am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Lesson one: Disperse vulnerabilities - which means breaking up everything from the energy industry to air travel...A nuclear power plant represents an almost unthinkable degree of concentrated vulnerability..A wind farm...represents a challenge that may be beyond the most brilliant terrorist...Another example is air travel, where ever larger aircraft serve ever larger hubs...Small aircraft can't do everything that large aircraft can do, but they don't have to...In America, the obviously underutilized modality for passenger transport is rail."

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Published on Thursday, December 6, 2001 in Wired
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