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It was evident when the leader of the pack told his most trusted kin to “go live among them and report back all you see and hear” what the task was, what was its importance to the survival of the tribe, and what was the standard of performance expected. As tribal cultures developed into more sophisticated civilizations, pharaohs, kings, emperors, prime ministers, and presidents of nations built and maintained their dynasties and countries by exploiting the strengths and weak- 3 4 STRATEGIES FOR PROTECTING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS nesses of both friend and foe and in particular members of their immediate and extended family.

Evidence obtained in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries indicates that terrorists consider these assets as viable targets for a dramatic entree onto the stage, even greater than the events of 9/1 1. Several foiled terrorist plots confirm this determination. Specifically, the following plots come to mind: 0 LONDON, ENGLAND-Plot to bomb underground subway and bus discovered [2005] 20 STRATEGIES FOR PROTECTING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS NEWARK, NJ-Lot to buy “Dirty Bomb” and smuggle shoulder-held missiles into the United States discovered.

But if they do nothing for a period, the opposition party will use this inaction as a spear to wage its own internal criticism of the incompetence of the existing governing party. Conversely, terrorists are not constrained by time, conditions, elections, or the rule of laws. They do not need to win “the war” to have immediate effect-they need only win a particular battle at a particular time. A perfect example is the Madrid train bombing in April 2004 and the Spanish government’s withdrawal of its military forces from Iraq soon afterward [7].

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